Nose

This deep and aromatic wine displays a complex, perfumed nose hinting at black currant, savory herbs, caramel and licorice.

Palate

Rich and juicy flavors of raspberry and nougat. Ripe and layered tannins provide a long and supple finish with both a creamy and toasted element and a balance in both texture and weight.

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. Located at the highest elevation of the Oakville Ranch overlooking the Napa Valley, Summit Block Cabernet Franc embodies the energy and character of this high red volcanic ridge, growing wine on the edge.

Harvest

September 20, 2013

Bottling

July 27, 2015

Winemaking

Single lot, small batch fermentation, 11 days on skins

Aging

22 months in 225L French oak barrels, 100% new