This wine is dynamic and rich, displaying aromas
of black cherries, ripe currants and blackberry, layered with exotic vanilla,
white pepper and sweet violets.
In the mouth this wine is fresh and expressive
of its aromatic fruit profile. The texture in the mouth is soft and velvety, a bit
restrained and elegant. It has a long finish, ending with touches of fruit and a
warm dark chocolate element.
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.
Cabernet Franc is a special wine at Oakville Ranch, produced from grapes grown
in the Summit 1 block, a high red volcanic ridge which yields the rich dark
fruit coveted in this varietal.
October 20, 2012
July 24, 2014
Small batch fermentation, 7 days on skins
21 months in 225L French oak barrles, 50% new