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C.C. Jentsch Cellars Small Lot Series Cabernet Franc

Small Lot Series Cabernet Franc

Okanagan Valley

Cellar Door Price $50.00

Cabernet Franc 100.0%
Serving Temperature 18.0
Alcohol 14.8%
PH 3.56
Acidity Tartaric 6.0
Residual Sugar (G/L) 0.9
Drinking Start Year 2016
Drinking End Year 2021
Full Cases (of 12) Produced 151

Aromas of juicy raspberry, red cherry and wild herbs. These red fruits follow through on the palate and are complemented by vanilla and clove notes from the oak barrels they were aged in for 17 months. This wine is a perfect match with sausage pasta, mushrooms, and grilled lamb or steak.

Growing Conditions

2014 was a dream vintage that started softly after a relatively mild winter. Spring was warm with occasional rains, and bud break started in the last week of April. Growth continued steadily through a warm summer with a few heat spikes in the 40°C range. Summer stayed warm and dry well through harvest, giving us exceptionally healthy fruit that required very little intervention. The balance of sunny days and cool nights created fruit with the ideal balance of sugar and acidity.

Winemaking

Cold Soak: An average of 5 days

Fermentation: An average of 11 days

Aging

Maceration: An average of 6 days post-fermentation

Malolactic: Yes

Maturation: 16 months in a blend of French and American Oak.

Bottling

Date: 6 April 2016

Nose

Leaps from the glass with juicy raspberry, red cherry and wild herbs.

Palate

These red fruits follow through on the palate and are complemented by vanilla and clove notes from the oak barrels they were aged in for 17 months.

Appearance

Ruby Red

Food Pairing

This wine is a perfect match with sausage pasta, mushrooms, and grilled lamb or steak. It is a natural pairing for both hard, salty cheeses like aged white cheddar or parmesan, and melty ones like fontina and provolone.


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