Wine for Haiti Lot 49 – McGregor Vineyards Cabernet Franc SOLD

McGregor Vineyard, on the eastern shore of beautiful Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes, generously contributed a case of their 2007 Cabernet Franc Reserve, retail value $300.00.

Lot 49 - McGregor Cabernet Franc

“A total of 9.28 tons of estate grown fruit was harvested by hand from October 31, 2008 to November 2, 2008. At this time, the grapes had 0.79-0.82 TA, 3.21-3.23 pH and 21 brix natural sugar. The grapes were destemmed and left to soak overnight. The juice was inoculated with yeast and fermented for six days and then pressed. The wine was then transferred into American oak barrels where it aged for approximately 19 months. The wine was then cold stabilized, filtered and then bottled on July 2 and August 21, 2009. At bottling the wine had a 0.58 TA, 3.55 pH, 0.0% residual sugar and 12.7% alcohol. A total of 386 cases were produced. This Cabernet Franc is an incredibly smooth, powerful wine and bursts with varietal character which I feel can be said about all of our 2007 red wine releases. It has a beautiful, vibrant color and its aroma is currently a nice mixture of cherry, spice and vanilla. The wine is medium bodied, soft on the palate and smooth tannins linger on the finish. This is an entirely enjoyable wine in its youth but will certainly be impressive for years to come.” – John McGregor

Opening bid is $150.00. Minimum bid increment $10.00.

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