2014 Cabernet Franc
- 750 ml
Dark ruby in color, the Cabernet Franc expresses bright aromas of fresh picked blackberry, ripe cherry, with floral nuances, forest floor and a hint of sweet oak. The oak adds a sweet spice, nicely integrated with dark cherry flavors that provide for a balanced complexity. It is full bodied and rich, with great acidity and a long, dark fruit finish. Enjoy.
|Harvest Date||September 16 – October 6|
|Acid||0.61g / 100ml|
|Aging||Aged in Barrel: 450 days|
|Bottling Date||April 2016|
Dos Rios–Yountville (59%): Located in the heart of the Yountville Appellation, west of the Napa River. The soil is a rich clay loam, producing grapes with typical varietal character flavors of dark plum, cherry and arugula.
Sycamore Vineyard–Rutherford (41%): Located about 1.2 miles south of Bosche, right up against the Mayacamas Range, this vineyard has a rich clay loam. Sycamore Vineyard provides mountain fruit berries that are very small, yielding intensely extracted dark blackcurrant fruit and incredible depth of color and flavor.
(CS clones 7,8, 4, 5x8 spacing on VSP, benchland elevation roughly 225 ft.)
The winter was one of the driest on record for the Napa Valley. However, when we did get rain it came just when the vines needed it the most. The balance of the season was moderate to warm, with an abundant crop that ripened a good two weeks early. Harvest was wonderful, yielding wines of great depth and immense flavor.