South American Cabernet Franc: know your vintages
a long, hot summer, yet a vintage of well-balanced reds.
The coldest vintage in a decade. Fresh, light wines.
a fresh vintage for those who harvested early. riper reds if not.
Low yields, but high acidity. Keep top wines in your cellar.
The first of a series of cold vintages. Wines high in acidity.
Frost caused low yields, but heat created very ripe reds. Chile 2017
Hell in Chile. The hot weather caused severe wildfires and the wines show that heat.
very refined reds if harvested early.
another warm vintage. succulent and concentrated reds.
after initial frost, this vintage was moderate to hot.
one of the coolest vintages of the decade. refined reds.
Warm and slightly humid year. Drink the wines now.