Diamond Ridge Vineyards Cabernet Franc 3-Pack

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Features

2008 Cabernet Franc, Lake County 750ml 3-Pack

The 2008 Cabernet Franc was harvested on October 16, fermented traditionally with extended maceration, and aged in neutral cooperage for 36 months to resolve its incredible reductive strength. Age has added a cedar bouquet to its spicy grenadine and rosemary aromas. For roundness and flesh, 14% of Merlot was blended in. The resulting palate possesses a sweet core of fruit which is framed by substantial tannins and a bright mineral finish. Although suitable for current consumption with pork and cherries or grilled duck breast, this is really a collector’s wine which will benefit substantially from a few years in the cellar.

 

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Winemaker Clark Smith shares why Lake County is an ideal place to make Cabernet Franc.

Specs

Winery Retail Price: $78.00
Average Shipping:  $18.00
Woot Shipping:  (-$5.00)
Total MSRP:   $91.00

 

  • 86% Cabernet Franc, Clone 1
  • Brix: 25.6 at harvest, October 16th; Brix 24.6 at harvest, October 12th
  • 14% Merlot, Clone 181
  • 100% Diamond Ridge Vineyards, Clear Lake AVA
  • Inoculated with Anchor N112 yeast
  • Fermented on 7 g/L untoasted Alliers chips (to promote color extraction)
  • 4 weeks micro-oxygenation pre ML to stabilize color and structure
  • 36 months in neutral French oak
  • Alcohol: 13.5%, reduced to a “sweet spot” via reverse osmosis
  • TA: 6.1 g/L
  • pH: 3.76 at bottling

Diamond Ridge Vineyards is located on the volcanic hillsides above the eastern shores of Clear Lake.  The grapes are some of the most sought after in Lake County.  Cooling lake breezes preserve berry flavors, while the soils confer a refreshing minerality. The consequence is that the plum and cinnamon aromas the grape develops are conserved.   The combination of rich fruit aromatics, firm tannin structure and lively minerality make this among the most complete and collectible expressions of Cabernet Franc in the New World.

 

Winery Details

Diamond Ridge Vineyards, LLC

Founded:
1998
Owner:
Jake S. Stephens III
Location:
Lake County, CA
My name is Jacob S. Stephens III, but everyone calls me Jake. I represent the third generation in our family to embrace the life of a farmer, following in the footsteps of my grandfather Jacob, and my father Jake II.
 
The mantra of Diamond Ridge Vineyards can be summed up in one word ~ quality. We grow top quality grapes because we have to. Distinctive wines reflect perfectly the environment in which they are grown, because grapes are delicate vessels which drink in the vineyard site's attributes and carry the stamp of that place. Our ace in the hole is that our site allows us to grow fruit of comparable and sometimes superior attributes compared to our downhill neighbor Napa County, at a fraction of the cost of land, the principle driver of grape price.
 
Our unique combination of sought-after characteristics and reasonable prices results in tremendous value which is the key to our success. Our winery customers have come to rely on us to provide intense fruit aromas, color, minerality and tremendous palate energy, and these qualities have become our stock and trade.

 

 

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