Signature Series

2016 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. In 2016, a small contribution of Atlas Peak sourced fruit adds aromatic intensity. This classic Bordeaux variety possesses both power and poise, and contributes layered, uplifting fruit and concentrated earthen flavors to our Signature Cabernet Sauvignon each year.

  • 750 mL
    $76

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Tasting notes

From a textbook vintage, weather-wise, 2016 Signature Cabernet Franc shows its predominantly mountainside origins.

Opening with savory and lingering aromas of crushed boysenberries, blueberries and Kirsch accented by earthen notes of dry loam, lead pencil shavings, and cigar box. Steeped black tea, anise and underbrush create for a savory interplay on the taut, medium to full-bodied palate packed with black and blue fruits. Each sip is framed by firm, finely-grained tannins – a lively backbone to support its great length, depth, and age-worthiness.

Composition

75% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot

Cooperage

Aged 22 months in 70% new French & European oak, medium toast Bordeaux barrels a combination of 70% new French oak barrels

Winemaker

Steve Devitt

Appellation

Darioush estate vineyards in Mt. Veeder, Oak Knoll and Atlas Peak

Availability

1,584 cases