Aromas are
blueberry jam, blackberry, vanilla and toast.


At first it seems Cab-like
across the flavor profile but changes mid-palate with lifted notes unique
to Cab Franc. The wine is compressed with moderate dusty tannins,
good acidity, and clean finish.

Growing Conditions

The Paradigm vineyard lies between the Yountville Hill and the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains. At Paradigm, in addition to our 38 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon are 10 acres of Merlot, 2 acres of Cabernet Franc, 1.5 acres of Zinfandel and 1 acre of Petit Verdot.

Cab Franc fans will love this! Fully ripe
Cabernet Franc with none of the apparent greenness that can turn up in
this variety. Only black and red fruit characters here which is a credit to
our vineyard manager, Fernando Diaz.


Aged in French Oak barrels for twenty months.


The Cabernet Franc is very dark purplish black in color.