2017 Cabernet Franc
Southern Oregon, OR
Leah Jørgensen Cellars
What we love
Winemakers like Leah Jørgensen are part of a turning tide in Oregon, as new faces buck tradition and embrace new varietals and experimental, small-batch winemaking. She’s a rockstar and so are her wines. Her 2017 Cab Franc is outstanding. It’s a complex bottle of wine, but also so approachable and easy to like, and it smells absolutely beautiful – like a bouquet of flowers saved from a precious occasion. The palate is bright and juicy, tasting of blackberries and ripe cherries, with interesting savory and herbal components in the background. Serve with a slight chill and pair with poke bowls and an evening sunset.
About this Wine
Leah Jorgensen is a fifteen-year wine industry veteran making expressive interpretations of France’s Loire Valley wines centered around Cabernet Franc grown in Southern Oregon.
Fruit was sourced from Crater View Ranch and Sundown Vineyard, both in Southern Oregon, and both sites are sustainably farmed and L.I.V.E. Certified. Grapes were picked, sorted, de-stemmed, all by hand, and crushed lightly to avoid bruising. The wine was aged in mostly used French oak barrels, along with some stainless steel, to tone down the intensity from the skin and wood tannins. A slow, steady malolactic fermentation completed in three months. The wine was racked, blended, then filtered prior to bottling.
- Technical Data:
- 100% Cabernet Franc
- Alcohol: 14.0% | Production: 295 cases
- Drink now through 2024
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