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Featherstone Winery Featherstone Cabernet Franc 2008 Wine Review

Featherstone Winery Featherstone Cabernet Franc 2008

Featherstone Winery Featherstone Cabernet Franc 2008

Niagara Escarpment, Canada

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Price: $16.95

Drink: 2010-2012

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 12.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Featherstone

Agent: Featherstone Winery

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Vineyard: Featherstone Vineyard, Twenty Mile Bench, Vineland
Winemaker: Dave Johnson
Soils: clay/loam Vine Density: 1200/Acre
Planted: 1988 Rootstock: SO4 Clone: 327
Date Picked: 26th October 2008
Fruit Condition: Healthy
Handling: Machine harvested and placed into small, 400 kg open fermentation vats.
Fermentation: Fermented with commercial yeast strain BRL97 & RA17. Open- topped fermentors are twice as wide as they are high for maximum surface area and skin contact. Temperature during ferment reached 32 C over a 10 day fermentation period. Pressed November 11. Complete malolactic fermentation .
Canton oak barrels (American): 50% one year old, 50% three year old
Bottling date: September 9, 2009 Total Production: 351 cases
Wine analysis at bottling:
pH 3.55 T.A 6.75 g/L Alc. 12.5 % alc./vol R.S < 3 g/L
Cellaring potential: 3-5 years from vintage date
Tasting notes:
This packs considerable intensity, complexity and nerve, in the manner of traditional Euro cab franc. Pale garnet-ruby colour. Sweet lifted aromas of strawberry-raspberry pie and tobacco spice.

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