2015 Cabernet Franc – Mudd West Vineyard, North Fork of LI

The last time we made a red wine from Cabernet Franc was 2001! So this has been a long time coming and we are quite excited. Cabernet Franc is a red grape very well suited to our Long Island terroir. We have made delicious, gulpable rosati out of it for years and are jazzed about occasionally offering this grape as a red wine with all the wonders that it brings to the table and to our glasses. Our 2015 Cabernet Franc is a treble clef, alive, high-toned and happy wine! Beautiful, melodic aromas and flavors of bright red fruit, raspberries, cherries, plums and purple flowers coupled with a faint herbal note, silky textures and a wonderful lightness of being make this wine irresistible. Comprised of 93% Cabernet Franc and 7% Merlot from the North Fork this wine was hand-harvested, de-stemmed, crushed by foot and punched down by hand and shovel. The wine was fermented wild/ambiently and spent 8 months in older oak. Our 2015 Cabernet Franc was handled minimally and bottled by gravity on June 17th, 2016. This wine will pair fabulously with charcuterie, light meat dishes, grilled fish and vegetables, pastas, wood-fired pizzas and most anything coming from a pig! This wine is hard not to drink immediately however it will continue to evolve in the bottle for the next five years or so. 113 cases produced. 5 bottle max per customer.