2010 MONTICELLO VINEYARDS Estate Grown Cabernet Franc 750ml

2010 MONTICELLO VINEYARDS Estate Grown Cabernet Franc 750ml

Fragrant, Flirtatious Cabernet Franc

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SKU: CF1070
  • Spice up your life! Our Cabernet Franc offers aromatics of spice, cloves and anise. The flavors follow berry, currant and a little jam. The wine has a mid-weight attack, medium to full body. The tannins are well-integrated and well-balanced.

    Wine Profile
    Production Notes
    In 2010, rainfall returned after three dry years, pushed bud break, flowering and fruit-set back by at least two weeks at the front end of the growing season, and due to the cloud cover, there was no frost damage in 2010. The summer brought cooler than normal temperatures but gave way to a welcome, warm and consistent Indian Summer that was just the ticket, bringing good flavor and color development across the board. The relatively cool growing season coupled with the unexpected heat spikes in late summer resulted in a late and shortened harvest with lower yields. We were excited about what we were tasting from the vineyards--concentrated flavors that will materialize into elegant, structured wines. 18 Months in 87% New Oak (75% French / 12% American).
    Winemaker Notes
    A well-balanced expression of Cabernet Franc at its finest. At entry, the wine reveals an intriguing dark note of blackberry fruits mixed with smoky undertones on the palate. The rich, full-bodied wine strikes the mid-palate with vibrant tannins that pleasantly frame its structure. The dark berry fruit combined with hints of smokiness result in a lasting, memorable finish. Drink Now through 2020.
    Food Pairing Notes
    Roasted Meats, Lasagna or Spicy Red Sauce Dishes
  • Wine Specs
    Vintage
    2010
    Varietal
    Cabernet Franc
    Appellation
    Oak Knoll District
    Vineyard Designation
    Estate Grown
    Alcohol %
    14.2%
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