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Dark ruby in the glass, this wine has a bouquet of black cherry, jalapeño and celery root that continually invites you back for another sniff. There is a terrific balance between fruit and savory flavors, which include black currant, cherry, white chocolate, mint and jalapeño. Smooth tannins go on and on until they are finally punctuated by a bright cranberry note.
Distinctively spicy and deep, with a long finish
Vineyards: Central Mountain, 700m elevation
Aging: 12 months in French oak barrels
Aging Potential: The wine reaches its peak about four years after harvesting and will continue to develop for 8-10 years if well-stored
Meal Combinations: Beef simmered in wine and herbs, chicken roasted with thyme, aged hard cheese
Serving Recommendation: Serve at 16-18°C. Allow an hour of breathing or decant
Cabernet Franc LEGACY is a fascinating wine. Its grapes are grown in a vineyard at a height of 350 meters on the slopes of the Ephraim Hills. This vineyard, with its unique micro-climate, has the clearest influence on the character of the wine.
Cabernet Franc grapes a carefully harvested mechanically and arrived at the winery in the early morning. Following a gentle crush the grapes were transferred into a chilled stainless steel tank for a day of cold soaking before the alcoholic fermentation. Upon completion of the cold soaking the alcoholic fermentation process began at a temperature of 28°C while applying different pump-over regimes for the extraction of colors, flavors and aromas.
Following the alcoholic fermentation the wine was soaked on skins for three days. Upon completion of the extended maceration process, the grapes were slowly pressed, at low pressure into a stainless steel tank where malolactic fermentation takes place in order to stabilize and soften the wine.
Upon completion of the malolactic fermentation the 18-months-long maturation process began in New French oak wooden barrels. The wine was then bottled and continued to mature for another 10 months before release to the market.
85% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot, 5% Petite Sirah
Aged for 24 months in select oak casks.
A rich, full wine with an elegant body.
Best served at 17-18 degrees.
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This kosher Cabernet Franc wine was grown in the North Coast AVA.
A carefully balanced wine, presenting pronounced perfume with notes of raspberry and black currant. Hints of toffee are present in a long its long finish.