Nose

Aromatic of blueberry and blackberry compote, ripe plums, nutmeg and buttered brioche.

Palate

This wine is lush and full on the palate, with the chewy tannins that portend a long life in the cellar. A spiciness and acidity add complexity to the 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 red volcanic ridges of Oakville Ranch yield Cabernet Franc with the rich, dark fruit coveted in this varietal.

Harvest

October 19, 2010

Bottling

March 6, 2013

Winemaking

11 days on skins

Aging

28 months in French oak barrels, 70% new