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Stratus Vineyards Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc

Niagara Region

Cellar Door Price $0.00

Cabernet Franc
Serving Temperature 18.0
Alcohol 13.5%
Drinking Start Year 2012
Drinking End Year 2019

This classic cool climate Cabernet Franc exhibits black cherries, red raspberries, earthiness, and a hint of fine wood spice from the wine’s 20 months of ageing in 47% new French oak barrels. The palate is undeniably ripe (in part due to yields being cut back to 1.4 tonnes per acre) but at the same time there is definite tannic astringency and pronounced acidity that speaks to both vintage and variety. The combination of these elements brings structure and definition to this balanced and polished wine. The 2009 Cabernet Franc is certainly worthy of some long term cellaring

Growing Conditions

J-L refers to the 2009 vintage as a wonderful but challenging year - one that is geared to the complex art of assemblage, judicious vineyard management and extremely low yields. 1.5 tonnes per acre were harvested on average.

A Selection of Other Cabernet Franc's from Niagara Region

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