Cabernet Franc, 2010 Lex Julia

Dense with a currant-scented nose and nice background minerality

100% Cabernet Franc from the Pigoni Ranch in Alexander Valley. This wine has a beautiful purple hues and lovely floral and back-currant scents. It's well structured with a good background minerality and a beautiful fruit intensity without any heaviness. An elegant, pure and well textured Cab Franc.

Production Notes

Hand picked and sorted, machine crushed and de-stemed. Cold soaked for 6 days, wild yeast fermentation for 7 days at 80 degrees. extended maceration on skins, 10 days. Pressed directly to tank then clean racked into barrels the next day.

Winemaker Notes

Double Gold - Best of Class, 2014 Long Beach Gran Cru International Wine Competition

Cooperage Notes

20% new French Oak, mostly Tonnellerie Radoux

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StyleLoire Valley
AppellationAlexander Valley
VarietalCabernet Franc
Alcohol14.50%
Bottle750ml
Bottled2013-10-04
DrinkableBeyond 2020
Harvest Date2010-10-08
Harvest Brix24.5°
ph Level3.68
Residual SugarDry