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Animale 2012 Cabernet Franc Label Cabernet Franc On The Vine Fall 2015

2012 Cabernet Franc

AVA: Yakima Valley

Blend:

  • 86% Cabernet Franc
  • 9% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 4% Carmenère
  • 1% Petit Verdot

Vineyard: McIntire Vineyard, Sunnyside (Cabernet Franc)

Harvest Date: 10/26/2012 (Cabernet Franc)

Brix at Harvest: 24.1 brix

Aging:

  • 60% in neutral French oak for five months
  • 40% stainless steel

Alcohol: 13.2%

Production: 23 cases

Tasting Notes:

Deep garnet-red color; complex aromas of black and dried cherry, exotic spices including clove, star anise, menthol, spearmint, citrus peel and freshly turned earth. On the palate, medium- to full-bodied, with flavors of plums and pie cherries, and hints of pimento. Firm acidity (courtesy of the 2012 vintage), and ample tannin (inherent in the grape, and augmented by the the additional varieties of the blend), make for a wine suitable for pairing with flavorful cuisine, or for long-term aging.

Label Design: Curt Collinsworth, San Francisco, CA

Status: SOLD OUT at the winery, but available from highly select retailers. Contact ANIMALE for advice on where to obtain this wine.

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