2012 Kenefick Ranch Cabernet Franc, Caitlin's Select
Notes of dark cherry, underlining baker’s chocolate and strong currant notes greet the nose out of the glass. Raspberry preserve, custard and creamy notes are supported by a well rounded tannin profile and finished by integrated red cherry notes mingling with the French Oak spicy notes.
Composition: 100% Estate Grown – Calistoga, CA, 85% Cabernet Franc, 8% Petit Verdot, 7% Cabernet Sauvigno
Source of grapes: Kenefick Ranch Vineyards
Hand harvested: 10/15/2012
Fermentation: 3 day cold soak, 14 day fermenation at 82°F. Twice daily aerated pump-overs until below 1 Brix. Delistage process twice during fermentation.
Barrel aged: 18 Months
Wood: 70% New French Oak; 30% Neutral French Oak
Bottled: June 05, 2014
Bottle aged: 2 Years
Average Brix: 28.1
Average tonnage/acre: 2.8
TA: 6.0 g/L
Cases produced: 350
Winemaker: Kent Jarman