COLTERRIS Cabernet Franc originates primarily from grapes grown in Katie’s Vineyard on East Orchard Mesa south of Palisade located on Colorado's beautiful and picturesque Western Slope. Situated approximately 100 feet directly above the Colorado River in the heart of the Grand Valley AVA, this unique vineyard site at 4,785 feet in elevation is protected by the foothills of the Grand Mesa immediately to the south and east and by close proximity to the Colorado River directly to the north and west. This combination of high altitude sunlight and cool river nights produce a distinctively bold red wine, rich in color, flavor and smooth tannins.
The 2011 COLTERRIS Cabernet Franc is blended with 95% Cabernet Franc from Katie’s Vineyard and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon from Theresa’s Vineyard both located in the Grand Valley AVA. The grapes were harvested on October 10, 2011 and the wine was aged in French and American oak barrels for 9 ½ months. It was bottled in July 2012 with a total production of 350 cases. The wine has 14.1% alcohol, pH 3.79, and TA (titratable acidity) 6.5 g/L.