Nose

This wine shows well upon opening and improves with time in the glass, displaying aromas of exotic wood spice, nutmeg and roasted coffee.

Palate

A heady toffee character leads to a sweet brambly fruit center, with bright red cherry and gentle tannins. It finishes with notes of dried fig and a pleasant acidity that leads to a lingering finish.

Growing Conditions

Oakville Ranch is the original mountain vineyard of the Oakville sub-appellation, a tiny district that produces some of Napa Valley’s most celebrated Cabernets. A place of dramatic beauty and dedication to organic farming, Oakville Ranch farms its hollows and terraces in a well-planned program of sustainability, and has crafted singular wines expressive of its distinctive terroir since 1989. The grapes for the 2011 Robert’s Cabernet Franc were grown in the Summit 1 block, one of the highest of the red volcanic ridges at Oakville Ranch which yield the rich dark fruit coveted in this varietal.

Harvest

October 21, 2011

Bottling

August 16, 2013

Winemaking

6 days on skins

Aging

21 months in 100% French oak barrels, 80% new