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Ackerman Family Vineyards Le Chatelaine 2013
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Harvest Date
September 2013
Aging
29 Months
Bottling Date
February 2016
Alcohol %
14.1
Vintage
2013

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$105.00
/ 750ml
SKU: AFVLC13
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$540.00
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SKU: AFVLC133L

In Spring 2012 the lowest 2/3 of an acre was overgrafted to equal vine counts of Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petite Verdot. The grafts took well and there was bloom and set that first year. That fruit was discarded, because of it’s youth on the stalk. With well healed grafs, these vines lept from the canes in 2013 making good cluster counts with developed, distinctive and unique-to-each-varietal’s flaovr. The parcel was harvested together. The Cabernet from the organically farmed old vines on the family property was glorious.

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This new Bordeaux red blend from Ackerman Family Vineyards is an impressive addition to the team. You might all it the Goldilocks wine – not quite as rich and structured as the Ackerman Cabernet Sauvignon, yet with more depth and firmness than the Alavigna Tosca. It’s what you’d expect from a blend of all 5 primary Bordeaux red grapes – notes of intense blackberry, black currant, ripe dark plum, and a hint of pencil shavings. On the palate the wine is rich and full-bodied, showing a sweetness of fruit and medium-full tannins creating an almost ying and yang dance on the palate. The long finish is complex, earthy, and sublime. Lovely now, this should improve over the next 5 years and will hold another 10 years beyond that. — Peter Marks, MW
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Harvest Date
September 2013
Aging
29 Months
Bottling Date
February 2016
Alcohol %
14.1