2013 Blaufrankisch

2013 Blaufrankisch
2013 Blaufrankisch

This cold hardy cultivar originally comes from Central Euope. It is widely planted in Burgenland, Austria where it is a popular varietal. It is also blended with its offspring, Zweigelt. It came to Wastingtion State via Canada in 1941 by Washington State University researcher Dr. Walter Clore. 

Elegance and finesse are commom hallmarks. Its sensory profile has it perched somewhere between Pinot Noir and Syrah. 

Depending where the grapes is grown, it is also know as Frankovka, Kékfrankos, or Lemberger. 

 

Tasting Notes 

This medium bodied Austrian varietal presents characteristics from an array of wild berries. Bright and refreshing with a suggestion of anise and rosewater.

Wild cherry, wild raspberry, wild strawberry, rhubarb, rose, white pepper.

Pairs with:  Roasted duck, pheasant, crab cakes, sweet & salty bites like prosciutto wrapped dates, bacon wrapped pineapple.

Varietal Composition85% Blaufrankisch and 15% Cabernet Franc
AppellationRattlesnake Hills AVA, Washington State
VineyardCopeland Vineyard
Aging18 months in neutral French and American oak barrels. 10 months bottle aging prior to release.
Alcohol13.30%
Volume750 ml
Cases Produced170 cases produced in San Diego, CA
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