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Vintage
2017
Napa Valley
Varietal
Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc is often used as a blending grape but is lovely as a single bottling. The grape contributes finesse. Although Cabernet Franc is commonly a pale red color, ours is deep ruby, almost purple. The nose shows briar, sage, forest floor, plum, black cherry, brown sugar, violet, and coffee. The entry is light, expressing fresh fruit flavors with a sweet milk-chocolate nuance. Firm, dusty tannins are balanced by the moderate acidity, and the wine finishes with a lingering cherry cream flavor. 

Size
750 ml
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2017 Cabernet Franc
Tasting Notes
Cabernet Franc is often used as a blending grape but is lovely as a single bottling. The grape contributes finesse. Although Cabernet Franc is commonly a pale red color, ours is deep ruby, almost purple. The nose shows briar, sage, forest floor, plum, black cherry, brown sugar, violet, and coffee. The entry is light, expressing fresh fruit flavors with a sweet milk-chocolate nuance. Firm, dusty tannins are balanced by the moderate acidity, and the wine finishes with a lingering cherry cream flavor.
Production Notes
The fruit for this wine was harvested at an optimal level of ripeness in September and October. The grapes were hand harvested at night, carefully sorted in the vineyard, and brought to the cellar and destemmed. The grapes received a cold soak, and were then fermented at a high temperature to ensure maximum extraction was achieved.
Vineyard Notes
This vintage of Cabernet Franc was sourced 100 percent from our Oakville estate vineyard. These vines are vertically trained and densely planted. The stress of this dense planting in well-drained areas results in smaller berries and more fruit intensity.

Wine Analysis

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Cabernet Franc
Appellation
Napa Valley
Aging
The wine was racked to 30 percent new French oak barrels, where it was aged for 18 months prior to bottling.
Alcohol %
15.4