2020 Cabernet Franc
PA - Lake Erie
Size: 750ml - Bottle
Can ship to addresses within PA, OH, NY, TX CA, FL, VA, IL and 32 other states
Consistently one of our best varietals, our phenomenal 2013 vintage was honored as Pennsylvania’s Best Wine, and we think this version from the great 2020 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 13 months aging in new and 2 yr old French oak barrels.
Serve at cool room temperature - try pairing with mushroom risotto, lightly marinated meats, game, or hard cheeses.
Current Vintage Awards
Gold Medal - 2022 International Women's Wine Competition Sonoma, CA
Gold Medal - 2022 Hilton Head Island Wine and Food Festival International Wine Competition
Silver Medal – 2022 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Silver Medal – 2022 Eastern International 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 – 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2018 Pennsylvania Farm Show 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
Silver Medal – 2019 Florida State Fair International Wine Competition
Silver Medal – 2019 Pennsylvania Wine Competition
Silver Medal – 2018 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
Silver Medal – 2018 International Women's Wine Competition Sonoma CA
Silver Medal – 2017 American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition
Silver Medal – 2017 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
Silver Medal – 2016 Lone Star International Wine Competition
Taste & Character
Recommended Bottle Longevity: Long (Greater than 5 years)
Total Cases: 101
Harvest Dates: October 2020
Vineyard: Szklenski Brothers and CRS Ventures
Bottling Date: Jan 2022
Release Date: Jan 2022
Average Degree Brix at Harvest: 22.2
Titratable Acidity: 7.0 g/L
pH at Bottling: 3.45
Alcohol Level: 12.5%
Blend/Composition: 76.4% 2020 Cabernet Franc; 23.6% 2020 Cabernet Franc Moorhead Farms
Fermentation: On the skins for 7 days, punch downs 3 times a day
Aging: 13 months in French oak barrels
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.