Black currants, spice and mineral aromatics. Beautiful black cherry and clove upfront with complex components, a big structure and tight balance. This was sourced from a tiny Napa Valley vineyard that yields less than five tons and has been used in Napa Valley wines for several years. This wine has great potential to age well for at least a decade, perhaps two.
The intriguing color is a bright shade of translucent ruby and the nose is accented by the varietal's classic characteristics of clove with floral notes, pencil shavings and red currant accom-panied by hints of rhubarb and juniper. On the elegant mid-weight palate you'll discover impressions of red cherry, black plums, and spice supported by fine grained tannin and a luscious mouthfeel reflecting Cabernet Franc's long Bordeaux tradition of balance, structure and charm. The finish encompasses all the elements of the nose and palate in a long layered fashion.