2008 Darioush Signature Cabernet Franc * Napa Valley

Grown from our cool vineyard sites in southern Napa Valley, Cabernet Franc develops slowly to reveal vibrant dark fruits, earth and spice. This classic Bordeaux varietal attributes much intensity of fruit and dark, earthy components to our final blend of Signature Cabernet Sauvignon each year. On its own, Cabernet Franc possesses great power with poise.

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About This Wine:

Composition:      
100% Cabernet Franc
Appellation:  
Darioush Estate Vineyards, Napa Valley, Oak Knoll, Mt. Veeder
Cooperage:  
Aged 22 months in 70% new French oak barrels; 3 year seasoned Tronšais and Allier Forests, Bordeaux
Winemaker:  
Steve Devitt
Availability:  
585 Cases

Tasting Notes:

Enticing aromas of ripe blueberry, acai and lavender introduce the delightful 2008 Signature Cabernet Franc.  A touch of Merlot adds complexity to the full-bodied wine.  The round palate is consumed by juicy black cherry, raspberry and cola, balanced by earthy compnents-- tobacco leaf, oolong tea and bittersweet cocoa.  Savory herbs, black pepper and graphite are persistent on the long finish.

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