The 2005 Cabernet Franc has a subtle but complex nose overflowing with aromas of
cherry, sweet vanilla, orange peel and tobacco accented by menthol, dried flowers, and peppercorn.


to full-bodied on the palate, this wine presents sweet baked cherry, caramel and herbal flavors, framed by firm,
chewy tannins that support an extended finish of ripe fruit, cocoa and tobacco. This wine may be enjoyed
now or cellared for 3-6 years.

Growing Conditions

From three plantings of Cabernet Franc clones in our estate vineyards situated in the Stags Leap
District, Oakville and Rutherford appellations, we showcase the Cabernet Franc varietal in this subtle and
complex blend.


The fruit was hand harvested over the third week of October, cluster sorted, berry sorted
and cold soaked prior to fermentation.


Bottled without fining.


The wine macerated on skins for 23 days.


Racked to
new and one vintage old French oak barrels. This wine was aged for 16 months.