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2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

Lodi, California

FRANKIE'S NOTES

“As we approach the fall and winter months, I look forward to serving my Cabernet
Sauvignon less with the BBQ flavors of summer and more with the warming foods of
winter. Our Cabernet reflects the 2017 vintage’s intense conditions with plush
layered dark berry flavors that seamlessly match with rich savory dishes.”

AROMATICS & FLAVORS

Brambly blackberry, sweet-leaf tobacco aromas, and light notes of vanilla and spice
fill the glass. On the palate hints of cedar and fresh herbs mingle with densely layered
black fruit flavors. Soft tannins frame a mouth-filling richness.

VINTAGE

An incredibly wet winter then an unprecedented heat wave from late August to
mid-September resulted in good quality and slightly lower yields. Many of the red
varieties matured quickly after the early whites, but a cool stretch in mid-September
allowed growers to wait for late season reds to ripen fully. Cabernets from the year
are described as richly concentrated.

FERMENTATION & AGING

Hand-picked, crushed, then cold soaked before fermentation. Aged in new and older
French and American oak barrels for seven months.

VINEYARDS

Our Cabernet is sourced from cooler vineyards of the eastern rolling hills within the
Lodi AVA. Cabernet vineyards there take advantage of ample hours of sunlight and
the evening breezes flowing down from the Sierra Foothills.

TECHNICAL DATA

Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
TA: 0.62g/100ml
pH: 3.66
Alcohol: 14.1%
UPC: 711408409493
SRP: $16.99