COTES DE CIEL WINERY CAB FRANC RED MT. 2012
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Cotes De Ciel Winery
Three separate clones of Cabernet Franc were combined to create a complex wine with great structure. The first clone Cabernet Franc FPS 01 was originally from Italy where it is known to produce a highly aromatic wine with dense structure. The second clone, ENTAV-INRA 214 originated in the Loire Valley of France. Clone 214 adds additional complexity to the nose by providing dark fruit flavors and anise. The final clone, Entav-INRA 327 is known to have extraordinary structure while adding spice notes to the flavor profile. All three clones were crushed and fermented separately in open-top fermenters. They were then placed in a mix of new and neutral French Oak barrels. After nineteen months of aging, barrels were individual selected for final inclusion in the wine. The wine was blended together and redistributed to the barrels for an additional three months aging prior to bottling.


A deep opaque wine, the nose opens with aromas of berries, currants, spice and subtle floral hints. Rich, dense velvety tannins make the perfect bed for the complex flavors to mingle in your mouth. The finish lingers. 196 Cases produced. 92 pts Wine Enthusiast.

Bottle Size: .750

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