Late Harvest Shahpar
2011 Signature Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley
The unique terroir of our rocky, higher elevation Mount Veeder estate combines a cool marine climate with exceptional sun exposure to naturally develop the distinct, concentrated flavors of earth, spice and blueberry of Cabernet Franc. This classic Bordeaux varietal wields power and poise, contributing great intensity of flavor and earth oriented elements to our Signature Cabernet Sauvignon.
Earth-driven, with plenty of sweet black fruits, the 2011 Signature Cabernet Franc is described by winemaker Steve Devitt as “the sleeper of the vintage.”
A bouquet of spiced chai and herbs de Provence overlays plush flavors of blueberry, fig and black currant with notes of cigar box and smoke. A gorgeously textured finish reveals notes of graphite and dusty chocolate.