2012 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Franc

2012 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Franc

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At Duckhorn Vineyards, we have been working with Napa Valley Cabernet Franc for over a quarter century, exploring its ability to add elegance and complexity to our blends and its capacity to produce stand-alone wines of stature and sophistication. Incorporating valley floor fruit with an emphasis on older vines, low yields and warmer vineyards, our Cabernet Franc offers beautiful varietal notes of dark cherry, raspberry and red currant with hints of tobacco leaf and graphite.

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Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content 95% Cabernet Franc, 2.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.5% Malbec Cooperage 100% French oak, Chateau-style barrels (60 gallons) Barrel Aging: 18 months Age of Barrels: 50% new, 50% Second vintage
Winemaker Notes
This complex, age-worthy wine offers classic Cabernet Franc aromas of blackberry, cassis, violet, pencil shavings, tobacco leaf and savory herbs. A compelling, masculine structure carries through from start to finish, underscoring robust flavors of black currant, raspberry reduction, cinnamon and sage.
Production
The 2012 growing season offered near-perfect growing conditions. Though budbreak was late due to heavy spring rains, warm weather during bloom allowed the vines to set a large crop. Increased yields were the result of more berries, not larger berries. This translated into even higher quality in the winery, as the skin-to-juice ratio remained ideal. Slightly cooler-than-average post-veraison weather and a lack of any heat events allowed for greatly extended hang time. Harvest was 2-3 weeks later than average, and the grapes arrived at the winery in pristine condition.
Other Notes
Release Date: April 2015

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Cabernet Franc
Appellation
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
October 8-18, 2012
Sugar
26.4° Brix
Acid
0.58g/100 ml
pH
3.61
Fermentation
10-12 days fermentation at 82°F
Bottling Date
July 23, 2014
Alcohol %
14.0
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