2016 CABERNET FRANC 13.8%
Residual sugar: 2.4g/l
Appellation: Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley
Estate Vineyard:100% Main Ranch
Grape variety: 100% Cabernet Franc
Much of our winter rain came late, with almost 12 inches in March alone. With a very warm spring, the vines were running about three weeks early heading into the summer months. July and August were cooler than average, with foggy mornings, mild sunny afternoons and no severe heat spells. Vineyard temperatures rose again in September and harvest dates were early by about two weeks. The heat in the spring and again in the fall provided welcome bookends to the mild summer. The grapes benefited from increased hang time and showed fantastic character development.
The first scent of this wine offers notes of red fruits, violets and black currant. As the aroma develops in the glass, savory elements emerge including hints of sage and mushroom. The medium-bodied palate features cherry flavors with a touch of earthy complexity and a persistent finish.
Ideal for rustic and earthy dishes which feature flavors of rosemary, mint or sage. The wine pairs particularly well with ham, pork or veal in stone fruit sauces. You can also keep it casual, enjoying it with pizza or grilled steak. Or try something more adventurous like fennel crusted salmon.
- 產地 Region： United States