Signature Series

2018 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. Typically blended with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon to add mouthfeel, length, and herbal characteristics, 2018 Cabernet Franc is a pure, singular expression of this classic Bordeaux variety.


Releases to First Offering members in September 2020. $80 per bottle.

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Tasting notes

With impeccable stature, depth and age-worthiness, the 2018 Signature Cabernet Franc is a textbook example of the variety with elegant blueberry and black currant fruit in addition to notions of savory herbs, loam, lead pencil, and saddle leather.

The tannins are ripe and fine-grained, indicative of the wines Mount Veeder origins. An experience that is slow and memorable, Cabernet Franc's density and richness give light to secondary flavors that rise and expand across the long, persistent finish.

Composition

100% Cabernet Franc

Cooperage

Aged 22 months in 70% new French & European oak barrels

Winemaker

Hope Goldie

Appellation

Darioush estate vineyards in Mount Veeder and Napa Valley, and Atlas Peak

Availability

1874 cases