2010elementwinery-2010cabfranc-01 Cabernet Franc

Varietal: 100% Cabernet Franc

Production: 230 Cases

Viti/Vini: 2010 was a near perfect classic vintage in the Finger Lakes. A wonderful summer and moderate fall gave clean, ripe, and elegant fruit. Hand-harvested and hand-sorted before de-stemming and fermentation. Spontaneous ferment, with no additions or additives, and no SO2 until malolactic finished. After basket pressing and a short settling, the wine was aged in neutral 500 liter French oak for 30 months.

Tasting Note: Red and black fruits mix with red currant, black currant and plum on the nose, with perceptible green pepper notes, tobacco and cedar character. The finish is long and elegant, and the wine is beginning to reach its first prime drinking window.