Our 2014 Cabernet Franc offers a delightful
bouquet of black currant, wild blueberry, red plum clove and mint, teeming with layers
of toasted oak, baking chocolate, cedar and sage.
Our Cabernet Franc possesses a
bold, noteworthy palate, filling the mouth with juicy raspberry, dark cherry and hints of
vanilla. You’ll discover a wonderful mid-palate weight, and the well-integrated tannins
will give you something to chew on.
The majority of the fruit for this wine was sourced from our vineyards
in Stags Leap District, with a smaller amount from our Oakville block. These vines are
vertically trained and densely planted. The stress of this dense planting in well-drained
areas results in smaller berries and more fruit intensity.
2014 was a consistently temperate growing
season in Napa Valley, with moderate temperatures and minimal rain in September,
allowing even ripening and yielding exquisite, balanced fruit.
The fruit for this wine
was harvested at an optimal level of ripeness during October. The berries were handharvested
at night, carefully sorted and destemmed to tank, where fermentation took
Racked to 50% new French oak barrels, where it was aged for
18 months prior to bottling.
Deep garnet in color.