Nose

This 100% Cabernet Franc provides us with really gorgeous violet, raspberry, and herbal scents.

Palate

The palate follows with tender integrated fruit flavors and an energy that’s provided by supporting acidity and tannin structure.

Growing Conditions

For nine vintages the base of this wine emanates from a little north of us [north of Napa Valley that is] in the hills of Lake County. We have been working with vineyards ‘up’ in Lake County long enough to have found growers who are passionate in providing us with the grapes we need to help express our vision of Cabernet Franc. To make the North Coast masala even more interesting, this vintage includes grapes from Sonoma County, including Alexander Valley, Dry Creek and Russian River Valley, as well as a pinch of spice from Suisun Valley and Napa Valley. The grapes from Alexander Valley are from the famed T bar T ranch that is planted to the specific ‘214’ entav clone that we are finding planted in more of the great Cabernet Franc ‘terrior’ in the North Coast. This expressive clone combined with each of the other vineyard components offers a very broad palate of aromas and flavors that are rich, satisfying and displays the exuberant expression of Cabernet Franc typical from Lang & Reed. The 2014 North Coast Cabernet Franc returns to a slightly more tame expression of the grape.

Harvest

Appellations: 100% Cabernet Franc 51% Lake County – High Valley 29% Lake County – Red Hills 14% Alexander Valley 6% Napa Valley

Aging

French Oak Barrels (seasoned) – 8 Months