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CWG 2017 Jeff Grier Villiera Drip Barrel Cabernet Franc 2015


22 August 2017

Ripe Cabernet Franc was crushed and destalked, followed by fermentation in a pump-over container to maintain the integrity of skins. We were only interested in the drip barrels. This is the fermenting wine that drips out of the berries under the weight of the skins after drawing off. It is the heart of the wine. The juice is dark, clear, beautifully balanced and intense.