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2013 Reserve Cabernet Franc

2013 Reserve Cabernet Franc
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Cabernet Franc
Appellation
Sierra Foothills
Acid
6.68 g/L
pH
3.59
Residual Sugar
0.19
Alcohol %
14.5
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SKU: 0043

Ironstone’s Reserve program focuses on quality at all ends of the wine making spectrum. As a result, the Reserve wines are the finest products Ironstone Vineyards has to offer and the  Reserve Cabernet Franc is a perfect example of that superior quality. This seductive, full bodied wine was produced from premium grapes that were hand selected from our top vineyards in the Sierra Foothills of Calaveras County. After undergoing extended fermentation and maceration, the wine was aged in French and American oak for 18 months with additional bottle aging prior to release. The Reserve series’ unique aging process of using small oak casks stored in underground caverns ensures a fuller, richer, finer wine of true varietal character.

 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Cabernet Franc
Appellation
Sierra Foothills
Acid
6.68 g/L
pH
3.59
Residual Sugar
0.19
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Located at 2400 ft. above sea level, these grapes were estate- grown at our Hay Station Ranch vineyard where warm days are cooled by the evening mountain air. This areas unique soil of decomposed granite mixed with volcanic sediment and red clay produce a wonderful mineral component. Grapes have been grown in the Sierra Foothills for 150 years.
Production Notes
Winemaker Notes
The Reserve Cabernet Franc is an elegant, rich yet soft wine. With fleshy black cherry, blackberry and spicy oak aromas this seductive Cabernet Franc is worth drinking now or cellaring for a special occasion. Succulent, dark fruit flavors of plum, black cherry with a hint of sweet oak fills the palate and gives way to a smooth, medium finish.
Other Notes
At Ironstone, the vineyard manager, has at his disposal, a variety of sound, ecological vineyard practices which can be employed depending on what Mother Nature delivers during the growing season. We use crop reduction, leaf removal, organic materials, and drip irrigation to improve the quality and intensity of flavors. Cover crops, which attract beneficial insects, are also employed. In addition, we place owl and wood duck boxes around the vineyards and ponds helping to preserve the surrounding habitats.