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Somerston Estate

2014 Somerston Cabernet Franc | Block LXXII

2014 Somerston Cabernet Franc | Block LXXII

Appellation | Napa Valley

Varietal | 90% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot

Production | 200 cases


We began to handpick the Cabernet Franc on October 3rd and deliver the fruit to the winery. The grapes were de-stemmed and sorted, then pumped into tanks for a 5-day cold soak at 50 degrees. When the fermentation began, we pumped the tank over twice per day. The native yeast fermentation lasted for 14 days.  The free run was drained from the tank overnight. The wine was barreled down into 50% new French oak; the balance was put into once-used French oak barrels. Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally in the barrel. The wine was aged for 24 months and bottled.

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