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Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards

22645 Garrod Road

Saratoga, CA  95070



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22645 Garrod Rd
Saratoga, CA, 95070

(408) 867-7116

Enjoy wines where the grapes are grown in the Santa Cruz Mountains above Saratoga and overlooking San Francisco Bay and Silicon Valley.

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2015 Cabernet Franc

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2015 Cabernet Franc


Tasting Notes

A gem of a wine - dark ruby in the glass.  The rich berry nose is nuanced with brown spices.  Raspberry and cherry dance across the palate with a light dash of cardamom, allspice, and cloves.  The full finish includes Cabernet Franc's characteristic briar notes.

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In 2015 2015 we began to emerge from the drought with 22.9 inches of rainfall (80% of average). The warm summer stressed the vines early which accelerated ripening and concentrated the fruit flavors in the grapes. Harvest started with Pinot Noir on August 17, then it was a fast and furious September: Chardonnay and Viognier, then Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot, and finally Cabernet Franc on September 30. The last wines were pressed off October 12.