Signature Series

2014 Signature Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley

The unique terroir of our rocky, higher elevation Mount Veeder estate combines a cool, marine-influenced climate with exceptional sun exposure to naturally develop Cabernet Franc’s inherently earthbound, spice and black fruit flavors. This classic Bordeaux varietal possesses both power and poise, and contributes layered, uplifting fruit and concentrated earthen flavors to our Signature Cabernet Sauvignon each year.

  • 750 mL
    $65
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Tasting notes

Impressing upon us its hallmark characteristics of blackberry, cocoa and spice box aromatics, 2014 Signature Cabernet Franc’s luscious blueberry, plum, cassis and cola flavors are complemented by an earthy core of finely ground espresso and oolong tea.

Adding depth and intrigue, notes of dried sage and leather intermingle with exotic hints of star anise and cigar smoke. A persistent finish enhanced by refined tannins make this expressive Cabernet Franc a noble example of the variety hailing from the Mount Veeder AVA.

Composition

86% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot

Cooperage

Aged 22 months in 70% new French oak

Winemaker

Steve Devitt

Appellation

Darioush Estate Vineyards in Mount Veeder, Napa Valley and Oak Knoll

Availability

1,056 cases