2015 Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley

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Why You'll Love It

Deep ruby red in the glass, followed by generous aromas of plums, dried herbs, cherries and pipe tobacco. The palate matches the expressive nose, bringing forth flavors of fresh red fruits, rhubarb, and plums, surrounded earthy tones of cigar box and oregano. Well integrated oak and fine grain tannins give this wine a lengthy finish and will ensure it ages beautifully over the next ten years.

Napa Valley Grapes

The mild winter combined with substantial rains in February and March gave the vines a vigorous start. The late falling spring rains along with cool temperatures in May meant that fruit-set was reduced, naturally lowering the yield of fruit each vine produced. The weather started to warm up as spring moved into summer, providing our vineyards with the optimal climate to undergo veraison, where upon the grapes skins softened, natural grape acid declined, sugar was generated and the grape skins started to color. As harvest approached, the combination of warm days and cool nights ensured full physiological ripeness of the fruit both in terms of fruit flavor development and tannin maturity together with acidity retention so crucial for fine wine balance; however, because the peak daytime temperatures exceeded those in 2014, this vintage was one of the earliest in over a decade.