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2017 Skipstone Faultline Vineyard 6L
$1,700 - 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 2 etched 6Ls 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).