2014 ‘Turtle Rock Farms’ Cabernet Franc
$50 – ($42.52 Wine Club price)
2014 Turtle Rock Farms Cabernet Franc – $50.00 (SKU 760389)
100% Whole Cluster Fermented
Aged for 20 months in 100% new french Oak, bottled without fining or filtration
This is a single vineyard wine from Turtle Rock Farms above the Naramata Bench. Carefully tended by the Britton family, this stunning property has perfect conditions for long slow ripening of Cabernet Franc.
2014 marked the beginning of whole cluster fermentation of the Cabernet Franc from Turtle Rock. With a slower, gentler fermentation the added layers of complexity and texture of this wine demanded a single varietal bottling again. This is a selection of our purest barrel, most reflective of the Turtle Rock site and 2014 growing conditions. 100% whole cluster fermented and aged in 100% new oak to integrate the stem tannins.
A massive wine that is somehow deftly laid on the palate by bright acidity and soft textured tannins that coat the mouth. Intense raspberry, mineral, currant and sarsaparilla root with mossy blackberry and an endless, fascinating finish.