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Andrew Murray Vineyards – E11even Cabernet Franc

United States
California
Wine
Red

The Facts

Origins United States > California > Central Coast

Appellation Santa Ynez Valley

Varietal Cabernet Franc

Cepage 100% Cabernet Franc

Winemaking Hand sorted fruit crushed into small open top tanks for gentle punch down fermentation for 3 weeks.

Aging 22 months in French oak barrels (20% new)

Alcohol Content 14.5 %

Production 300 cases

Serendipity Markets California

The Character

Tasting Notes This wine is unmistakably Cabernet Franc with aromas & flavors that are fruity and savory at the same time. We were able to pick this variety at optimum ripeness, towards the end of the vintage to reveal tart cherry and huckleberry mixed with toasty oak and pencil shavings. The silky tannins and long finish make this serious wine fun to drink.

Overall Unmistakably Cabernet Franc

Mouthfeel Silky tannins & long finish

Aromas Tart cherry and huckleberry mixed with toasty oak and pencil shavings

Selling Point Rich fare, BBQ, steak tacos, steak house fare

Sustainability Minimal Intervention / Augmentation t

The Story

Of all the Bordeaux varieties that we grow, this is perhaps the best suited to our cooler coastal climate. Our uplifted mesa, cool breezes and gravelly/sandy well drained soils allow us to pick at the riper end of the Cabernet Franc spectrum while also still being able to preserve fresh, natural, balanced acidity. At the ripe end of the spectrum, we achieve blueberry and black fruits in addition to spicy, peppery, roasted notes of the variety.

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Brand Story

These wines have been works-in-progress for a decade or more. These new releases rank amongst the smallest production wines that I have ever released. They are all Estate Grown & crafted with the utmost care & precision. They truly represent the best that we can do. No expense was spared in the farming or crafting of these wines. We cherry-picked the best blocks & restricted yields with the singular goal of harvesting the very best fruit. We took our winemaking efforts to the next level…we took it to 11. We double sorted the grapes to ensure only the best berries made it into our fermenters. We aged the wines exclusively in French Oak to ensure immense pleasure upon release. The wines are rich & decadent, yet balanced, pure & varietally correct.


Brand Story

These wines have been works-in-progress for a decade or more. These new releases rank amongst the smallest production wines that I have ever released. They are all Estate Grown & crafted with the utmost care & precision. They truly represent the best that we can do. No expense was spared in the farming or crafting of these wines. We cherry-picked the best blocks & restricted yields with the singular goal of harvesting the very best fruit. We took our winemaking efforts to the next level…we took it to 11. We double sorted the grapes to ensure only the best berries made it into our fermenters. We aged the wines exclusively in French Oak to ensure immense pleasure upon release. The wines are rich & decadent, yet balanced, pure & varietally correct.

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