2016 Cabernet Franc
PA - Lake Erie
Size: 750ml - Bottle
Can ship to addresses within PA, TX, MN, CA, OH, FL, VA, IL, MO, DC and other select states.
Consistently one of our best varietals, our phenomenal 2013 vintage was honored as Pennsylvania’s Best Wine, and we think our version from the great 2016 vintage will be even better. Deep base notes of raspberry, capsicum and mocha open up to aromas of crushed herbs and cedar. Rich complexity and subtle tannins have developed from 10 months aging in new premium Mercier French oak barrels.
Serve at cool room temperature with mushroom risotto, lightly marinated meats, game, or hard cheeses.
Current Vintage Awards
Silver Medal – 2017 American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition
Recent Vintage Awards
The Top Ten – 2017 Pennsylvania Wine Excellence Top 10 PA Wines
Double Gold Medal – 2017 Florida State Fair International Wine Competition
Gold Medal, Best Dry Wine and Best Dry Red – 2017 Pennsylvania Wine Association Competition
Gold Medal – 2017 Lone Star International Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2017 Great American International Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2014 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2014 Great Lakes Great Wine Competition
Silver Medal – 2017 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
Silver Medal – 2016 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition
Silver Medal – 2016 Lone Star International Wine Competition
Silver Medal – 2014 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
Silver Medal – 2013 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition
Silver Medal – 2013 Lone Star International Wine Competition
Silver Medal – 2013 Great Lakes Great Wine Competition
Bronze Medal – 2014 Lone Star International Wine Competition
Bronze Medal – 2014 American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition
Taste & Character
Recommended Bottle Longevity: Long (Greater than 5 years)
Total Cases: 98
Harvest Dates: October 2016
Vineyard: Szklenski Vineyards
Bottling Date: August 2017
Release Date: September 2017
Average Degree Brix at Harvest: 20.7
Titratable Acidity: 6.0 g/L
pH at Bottling: 3.38
Alcohol Level: 11.9%
Blend/Composition: 90% 2016 Cabernet Franc; 10% 2016 Noiret
Fermentation: On the skins for 7 days, punch downs 3 times a day
Aging: 10 months in new Mercier French oak barrels (Cabernet Franc); 10 months in new American oak barrels (Noiret)
We can ship wine direct to addresses within PA, and select states.
You must be 21 years or older to enter the online wine store and adult signature (21 yrs or older) is required to receive delivery of all shipped wine orders. If an adult is not at your home address during the day, we recommend you have the package shipped to your workplace if possible.
Wine CANNOT ship via FedEx Smartpost. If this is chosen as the shipping method, we will automatically change the shipper to FedEx. Extra charges may be incurred.
For convenience and to save on shipping you can order online and pick up later at our Winery or at our Erie Colony Plaza retail location. Just select PICK UP AT WINERY as the shipping method during check-out.