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Sunshine Valley Cabernet Franc 2012 3-pack

Sunshine Valley Cabernet Franc 2012 3-pack
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About This Wine

On the nose: Powerful cassis and black cherries with dill, paprika, gingerbread and curry

On the palate: Soft silky entrance with touches of lavender and English candy evolving on blueberry pie, eau de vie and fig jam

Blend: 100% Cabernet Franc

Fermentation: 100% Barrel Fermented

Aging: 22 moths, 80% new French oak, 20% 1 year old barrels

Vintage Notes:

2012 proved to be a unique but outstanding vintage. This is not because of frost, heat or rain, but mainly due to bountiful harvest. The growing season was ideal with no frost, a mild spring, and a very temperate, long growing season. This allowed all varietals to ripen to their optimum condition with significant concentration and complexity. The biggest challenge was the management of the tannin structure of the very thick-skinned red vintage. This meant that winemakers who simply applied recipes had a challenging year as tannin levels were at twice the average level.