This wine shows well upon
opening and improves with time in the glass, displaying aromas of exotic wood
spice, nutmeg and roasted coffee.
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.
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.
October 21, 2011
August 16, 2013
6 days on skins
21 months in 100% French oak barrels, 80% new