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2013 Cabernet Franc "Melchior Kemper Vineyard"

2013 Cabernet Franc
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Cabernet Franc
Appellation
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Melchior Kemper Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 14, 2013
Aging
19 months in new and used French Oak barrels
Fermentation
Natural, wild yeast fermentation
Bottling Date
April 27, 2015
Residual Sugar
Fermented dry, no sugar added (RS 2.5g/L)
Alcohol %
14.5
Current Release
In Stock
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SKU: 2013 Cabernet Franc

Grown in a one acre block at 800 feet of elevation within a stone's throw of the Brothers Vineyard, Cabernet Franc was for many years the key blending component of our Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.  Lightly blended with Merlot, this unique release brings lovely, patrician aromas to the glass.  Our move to vineyard designated Cabernet Sauvignon wines allows this stunning and distinctive wine to step forward as a stand-alone bottling.  We bottled less than three barrels of this wine from the 2013 vintage.  Our Cabernet Franc block is named after Melchior Kemper, who purchased the ranch from Levi Philander Davis in 1881 for $2,350 in gold coin. 98% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot; 61 cases made.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Cabernet Franc
Appellation
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Melchior Kemper Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 14, 2013
Aging
19 months in new and used French Oak barrels
Fermentation
Natural, wild yeast fermentation
Bottling Date
April 27, 2015
Residual Sugar
Fermented dry, no sugar added (RS 2.5g/L)
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Winemaker Notes
The 2013 Snowden Cabernet Franc “Melchior Kemper Vineyard” is deft and expressive, with lovely floral aromas of roses and orange blossom. With crunchy red fruit on the palate, it is bright and crisp, the tannins smooth and fine.