2014 Cabernet Franc

2014
Cabernet Franc

Napa Valley
2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Franc

2014
Cabernet Franc

Napa Valley
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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.

Details

Vintage 2014
Varietal Other Reds
Harvest Date September 16 – October 6
Acid 0.61g / 100ml
pH 3.57
Aging Aged in Barrel: 450 days
Bottling Date April 2016
Alcohol % 14.5

Vineyard Notes

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.)


Production Notes

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.

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