US-AND-20-14

Cabernet Franc ‘Napa Valley’, Ashes & Diamonds

  • Made by Steve Matthiasson
  • Sourced from Carneros, Oak Knoll, and Yountville
  • 75% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot
  • Harvested September 4-15
  • Macerated in stainless steel tanks for 14-21 days
  • Aged in 20% new French Oak (Bousset) for 20 months
  • 1451 cases produced
Producer:
Vintage:
2014
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Napa
Variety:
Cabernet Franc
Color:
Red

Tasting Notes

The aromas are extreamly attractive, with lovely complexity, showing beautiful ripe blackberries, cassis, plum, dried herbs, fresh tobacco leaf and tree bark all coming together. A restrained yet beautifully polished Cabernet Franc, which is made in an old-world style with delicious black and red fruits along with a notable earthy green quality that lingers into the long, precise finish. This is a youthful wine that will continue to develop beautifully in the cellar for many years.

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