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2017 Skipstone Faultline Vineyard 3L
$750 - Our "Right Bank" inspired blend, comprised of 57% Cabernet Franc, 40% Merlot, and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. Picked prior to the fires, and thus free from smoke taint, as with all of our 2017 wines. Only 12 etched 3Ls produced.
"The 2017 Faultline Vineyard is blended of 57% Cabernet Franc, 40% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. The Merlot was harvested on September 6 and the Cabernet Franc on October 5. It aged 18 months in 65% new french oak and was bottled unfined and unfiltered. Most everything Skipstone normally makes was not bottled in 2017. Deep purple-black colored, it comes wafting out of the glass with a beautiful perfume of rose hip tea, dried lavender, kirsch, raspberry leaves and red currants with a core of blackberries and black cherries plus a touch of garrigue. Medium-bodied, the palate delivers wonderful poise and grace with lively red and black fruit layers and a firm frame of fine-grained tannins, finishing long and perfumed." 94+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. (October 2019).