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Cabernet Franc & Merlot Napa Valley 2015

Cabernet Franc & Merlot Napa Valley 2015
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About This Wine

On the nose: Explosion of dark fruit, cassis, blueberries with touches of maple syrup, molasses lingering on chocolate

On the palate: Big, round entrance evolving on a dense, fruity structure with granular tannins with plum, fern, lavender, canned apricot

Wine Profile

Blend: 52% Cabernet Franc, 48% Merlot

Fermentation: 77% barrel fermented, 23% stainless steel tank

Aging: 20 months in 100% French oak barrels; 75% new, 25% 1-year-old barrels

Winemaker Notes:

The saying of big things come in small packages is true when it comes to the 2015 vintage. While the yields were low, the quality was high. The growing period began with uncommonly warm temperatures in the late winter and early spring which resulted in an early bud break and bloom. Alpha Omega started and completed harvest the earliest in its history. The beauty of this vintage is that a limited number of 100+-degree days bolstered the fruits’ concentration and power. The vintage left us with a round, voluptuous profile, which we complemented by extracting plenty of tannin to support it. The results are very complex and full wines.

 

 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Red Blend
Alcohol %
14.1

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