2015 Cabernet Franc Reserve

Sundown Vineyard, Rouge Valley AVA, OR

  • Producer

    Leah Jørgensen Cellars

  • What we love

    Regarded as “one of the best Cabernet Franc wines of the world” Leah Jørgensen’s “Clos Rogue Valley” is crafted each year from her best lots of Cabernet Franc. The 2015 is a gorgeous wine. Sweet cherry, blueberry and dusty raspberry aromas include just a hint of dried herbs, flowering tobacco, cedar and sweet ground coffee. Inside, it’s vibrant and refreshing. Flavors on the palate open with raspberry, plum, soft licorice, and Amarena cherries. There’s a pleasing overlay of oak that makes for a nicely balanced finish of milk chocolate, black currant, and black pepper. Just 65 cases made!

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About this Wine

Soft, well-integrated tannins and its medium body make the 2015 Clos Rogue Cab Franc a lovely accompaniment to many foods. Suggested pairings include pan-seared trout with fennel, roasted chicken with herbs, mushroom-based dishes and a wide variety of pungent cheeses (blue, camembert, gorgonzola, aged or smoked cheddar, gouda, wensleydale). Enjoy!!

Recently awarded "Winemaker to Watch" by the San Francisco Chronicle and an "Oregon Winery to Watch" by the Wine Press Northwest.

 

  • Technical Data:
  • 100% Cabernet Franc
  • Alcohol: 14.8% | pH: 3.57
  • Farming: Sundown Vineyard is Salmon-Safe, Oregon Certified Sustainable, and L.I.V.E. certified.
  • Winemaking: Hand harvested, sorted and de-stemmed grapes were fermented in new French oak barrels. A slow, steady malo-lactic fermentation completed in three months. After aging 15 months in barrel, the wine was racked, blended, then filtered prior to bottling. The extra time in oak presents an even softer side of Cabernet Franc, one with promising age-ability.
  • Drink now through 2026

Leah Jørgensen

Owner + Winemaker


Leah Jørgensen describes her wines as “under the radar,” but we're not sure how long that will last considering her winery was named “The Winery to Watch” in 2014 by Wine Press Northwest and she was listed as a “Winemaker to Watch” in 2015 by the San Francisco Chronicle.

In addition to producing boutique wines in the style of the Loire Valley, she keeps balance in her life by coaching high school lacrosse, serving wine at Corkscrew Wine Bar in Sellwood, and recently, she became a mom.

After talking with Leah and tasting her wines, we totally understand the buzz linked to her brand. Her wines are geeky enough to appeal to sommeliers, but so grounded and food friendly that they can please all wine fans. To boot, her prices make these bottles a bargain.

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