Cabernet Franc
2016 Clos Pegase Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley, 750ml

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Why You'll Love It

Eloquent aromas of baker’s spice, cherry, and cola rise from the glass. Smooth texture on the palate works well alongside a crisp red apple skin acidity, providing a perfect balance to the oak notes of toasted crème brûlée, forest floor, and fruit compote.

Vintage Notes

A near perfect growing season in 2016 ensured that our harvest was of extremely high quality. Benefiting from early bud break and plenty of spring rain, we saw early growth of the young canopy. As the temperatures started to rise and the rain events became less frequent, the vines flowered, moving into bloom with optimum conditions. The drought conditions of the previous years were starting to recede as we maintained a full soil moisture profile for much of the early growing season in all our vineyards. As we moved into veraison, we began to see the true potential that 2016 was offering. The rains held off until mid-October, and we were able to harvest our vineyards at precisely the right time, optimizing fruit flavor intensity whilst retaining the natural bright balanced acidity of the grape.