2007 CABERNET FRANC

95% Cabernet Franc
Alexander Valley Vineyards

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WINE DETAILS
retail price: $21.00
club price: $18.90
available:None
cases:1500
formats: 750mL
released:Jun 1, 2009
date profiled:Jan 19, 2010
region:Northern California
AVA:Alexander Valley
vineyards:Various
estate fruit:Yes
single vineyard: No
brix at harvest:25.0°
alcohol:14.0%
fined:No
filtered:No
oak type:100% French  
oak barrels:25% New  
oak aging: 14 Months  
 
varietal%AVAclone
cabernet franc 95%
cabernet sauvignon 5%
 
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low sulfite wine
Winemaker Kevin Hall Notes
Cabernet Sauvignon is big and bold, Cabernet Franc is soft and what some would describe as flirtatious. Those qualities are a principal reason why Cabernet Franc is often blended into Cabernet Sauvignon. At Alexander Valley Vineyards, we customarily blend a small amount into our Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and into our Bordeaux blend CYRUS. Cabernet Franc softens the angles of a Cabernet Sauvignon while contributing both floral and some herbal qualities to the wine. Yet as we have found here in the Alexander Valley, the qualities that make Cab Franc a great varietal to use for blending also make it a wonderful varietal when it’s allowed to stand on its own. This 2007 Estate Cabernet Franc exhibits notes of violets, blueberries an ...more... d mocha. The softness of the wine makes it a perfect red for summer and we think it even benefits from a slight chill. Food Pairing: The inherent characteristics of Cabernet Franc make it a versatile wine for pairing. Just about anything from s
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