Munson Cabernet Franc 2013
Wine Club Price $31.22
This Cabernet Franc is the fourth vintage in the Single Vineyard series from our home site at Munson Mountain. Deep ruby with warm aromas of cedar, bitter chocolate, dark cherry and cloves. A profound piquancy of fruit cake greets the palate, combined with raspberry and a hint of sweet tobacco. Packed with velvety tannins, this wine exudes a richness of flavours and a lingering of dried sage and thyme on the finish.
Much of the Cabernet Franc in the Munson Mountain Vineyard was planted in 2008 by the owners of Poplar Grove and their friends and family. The vines ripen just below the picnic area at the new winery. In 2013, the Cabernet Franc was hand-picked at 25.4° B and sorted in the Munson Mountain estate vineyard by the entire Poplar Grove Winery team. The berries were crushed and held cold for three days. The wine was kept separate for 21 months in both new and older French oak barrels until just before bottling when the final blend was determined. Our Cabernet Franc was further developed in bottle for 20 months in our cellar prior to release.
The Munson Mountain Cabernet Franc 2013 is ready to enjoy upon release. If drinking now, decant 1/2 hour prior to consumption to allow the wine to fully open up. This wine has the structure to cellar until 2023.