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Cabernet Franc Napa Valley 1.5L 2017

Cabernet Franc Napa Valley 1.5L 2017
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SKU: 17 CF 1.5L

About This Wine

On the nose: Elegant nose of black pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg with touches of dark chocolates, thyme, caramel toffees, dried cranberries, wild fresh strawberries, wet rocks, rose petals

On the palate: Round entrance evolving on dense mid palate with fresh red cherry, mirabelle plum lingering on a tannic frame with touches of redcurrant, chocolate powder, raspberry, kumquat

Wine Profile

Blend: 100% Cabernet Franc

Fermentation: 50% barrel fermented, 50% stainless steel tank fermented

Aging:  18 months, 100% French oak; 60% new, 40% 1-year-old barrels

Winemaker Notes:

2017 started out with record precipitation providing vines with sufficient water tables to safely get them through several heat spikes that began as early as June. Temperatures up to 110 degrees in early September prompted several winemakers to begin harvesting red varietals. Our winemaking team held steadfast and

patiently waited until end of September before bringing in the first red varietals. Rewarded then with more moderate temperatures, the resulting wines express themselves as both full-bodied and greatly structured.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Cabernet Franc
Alcohol %
14.1

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