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Winery: Vinum Cellars

Region: California - Sierra Foothills - El Dorado

Alcohol: 14.9%

Grapes: Cabernet Franc

Wine Style: Red - Bold and Structured

Food Pairing: Beed, Pork, Game (deer, venison), Poultry

Reviews:

Winemaker Note & Critical Acclaim:

This heavily extracted Cabernet Franc is from mountain fruit and has a deep dark plum color showcasing the intense color capacity from grapes of low yielding vines. Intense blueberry, cassis and huckleberry aromas jump out of the glass and are framed by subtle cinnamon notes. On the palate, the wine is silky in texture and then rolls into the varietal "franc" spice which is best described as fresh picked wild currants. The wine then displays it's silky and elegant tannins in the form of bittersweet chocolate, dark roast coffee and black cherry with integrated vanilla which was achieved by 26 months of French oak aging. This is considered a somewhat esoteric grape varietal which on truth is one of the parents of Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a very special wine with limited production and is from a single vineyard at elevation 1,600 feet within the Sierra Mountains in El Dorado. It drinks well on its youth while sturdy, but will mature gracefully for 20+ years. - Winemaker Notes

About The Producer:

Winemakers Richard Bruno and Chris Condos philosophy are that winemaking begins in the vineyard and thus they value their strong relationships with top California growers in key locations. The duo has long-standing relationships with growers in Napa, Sonoma, Clarksburg, Monterey and Paso Robles. An environmentally conscious winery, Vinum Cellars works only with sustainable growers to create Eco-Friendly products. The packaging choices are made specifically to minimize their carbon footprint. Some of those features are: Domestically produced light weight, Eco-Series glass; labels and cartons using only non-toxic, water-based inks and each of these suppliers recycles 100% of the waste created by manufacturing our packaging. Their whites are barrel fermented slowly and aged Sur Lies in small French Oak barrels. With their reds, skin contact is optimized by the use of small open top fermentors, hand punch downs, and extended maceration before pressing. Their belief in the use of older French Oak barrels allows the varietal fruit of our wines to be expressed. They are committed to experimenting and learning new winemaking methods while preserving an old world approach.

Vinum Cellars The Scrapper Cabernet Franc 2016

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