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2012 Lil Frankie

2012 Lil Frankie
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Blend - red
Vineyard Designation
Dragoon Mountain Vineyard and Rolling View Vineyard
Harvest Date
August 14 & September 7, 2012
Acid
TA: 6.3 g/L
pH
3.73
Aging
Aged 12 months in 25% new Hungarian oak.
Alcohol %
13
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A wine geek's dream. Spicy/cedary fruit, juicy acidity and dusty tannin of Cabernet Franc layered with the deep red fruit, bigger tannins and savory spice of Petite Verdot. If opening young, give it some time to open up!! Only two barrels produced.
Vineyard Notes
50% Petite Verdot, Dragoon Mountain Vineyard. Cochise County, AZ. 4,200 ft. elevation. 50% Cabernet Franc, Rolling View Vineyard. Cochise County, AZ. 4,200 ft. elevation.
Production Notes
Destemmed but not crushed to open fermenters. Cold-soaked an average of 36 hours, inoculated with specially selected yeasts. Hand-punched 3-4 times daily. Pressed at dryness after 11-12 days’ skin contact. Inoculated for malolactic fermentation and settled 5-6 days before barreling. Thrice racked. Unfined and unfiltered.
Production
48 cases
Other Notes
Drink now or cellar up to 7+ years.
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