2013 Estate Grown Cabernet Franc
Fragrant, Massive, Dark Berry Fruit
Click Here to download Tasting NotesWine ProfileTasting NotesDark berry fruit, hints of spice and light toasted oak, vanilla tones on the nose in this wine. On the palate the wine is massive, it is a celebration of the depth that can be attained with this varietal in Oak Knoll District. The attack is huge, followed by wave after wave of berry fruit flavors. The tannins have a lot of depth, but the underlying fruit character is so deep that this wine will develop beautifully over time. The finish is big, and lingers with dark red berry fruit and toasted oak.Production Notes2013 was a wonderful wine-growing season in Napa Valley, a true classic. With the exception of a slight heat spike in June, the weather remained consistent throughout the growing season through the picking of our Cabernet Franc on September 25th, 2013. As always, our 2013 Cabernet Franc was hand-picked then further sorted on the crush pad. We co-fermented our two vineyard blocks of Clone ‘X’ Cabernet Franc in a single tank. Fermentation lasted 10 days with an additional 12 days skin contact prior to draining and pressing. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrels. The wine was aged in oak barrels for 26 months.
Wine SpecsVintage2013VarietalCabernet FrancAppellationOak Knoll DistrictVineyard DesignationEstate GrownAlcohol %14.2