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Philip Carter Winery

2017 Nomini Hall
Cabernet Franc

2017 Nomini Hall

This version of our estate Cabernet Franc demonstrates more finesse than its predecessors with increased barrel time allowing the tannins to evolve and a solid acid backbone which drives the wine to a crisp, cleansing finish. The wine starts with an intense aromatic profile of fresh ripe red cherries and cranberries with a light pepper note on the finish. The wine has a nice elegance on the palate and demonstrates a classic Cab Franc from Virginia. This wine will compliment any number of dishes from hamburgers to pork tenderloin.  

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Cabernet Franc
Appellation
Fauquier County
Vineyard Designation
Philip Carter Vineyards
Sugar
<2g/L
Acid
5.3
pH
3.72
Aging
Neutral Barrels and New French Oak
Bottling Date
2/27/2019
Residual Sugar
<2g/L
Alcohol %
12.9
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This version of our estate Cabernet Franc demonstrates more finesse than its predecessors with increased barrel time allowing the tannins to evolve and a solid acid backbone which drives the wine to a crisp, cleansing finish. The wine starts with an intense aromatic profile of fresh ripe red cherries and cranberries and hint of cola. There is also a light pepper note on the finish. The oak is well- integrated to build a supple palate from a tannin standpoint. The wine has a nice elegance on the palate and demonstrates a classic Cab Franc from Virginia. Drink now or hold as the wine will age with grace as the acidity mellows.
Vineyard Notes
Estate Grown
Winemaker Notes
This wine was aged in mainly neutral barrels for 14 months with the addition of 2 new French oak barrels for the last 6 months. A longer than normal aging period was decided upon to allow the wine to develop more palate and aromatic intensity.
Food Pairing Notes
This wine will compliment any number of dishes from hamburgers to pork tenderloin.
Production
193 cases
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