Lot 572 2014 Oakville Cabernet Franc

Lot 572
2014 Oakville Cabernet Franc

A sublime shiner with the absolute highest pedigree of sourcing and two years bottle aging.
$29
Leaps out of the glass with a beautiful nose of scorched earth, pine needle, and loamy black olive underpinned with ripe blackberry, cassis, and tasty oak that becomes more pronounced with air. Rich and lush to the palate, with a vibrant structure to to carry the ample fruit and oak components. Blackberry jam, mocha and spicy oak are in perfect balance in a long, lithe finish.

Style: Medium, Smooth

Flavors: Blackberry, Mocha, Oak

Cam Confidential

From an estate in Oakville where the pedigree of the vintner and winemaking team honestly couldn't get any higher, I have about 200 cases of sublime shiners. I can't divulge any more details about the sourcing, but I can say that this comes direct from the cellar with perfect provenance, is an archetypal version of its varietal, has over two years bottle aging, and sells for $90 under the original label.

No-expense-spared vineyard management and winemaking, including concrete egg fermentations and an abundance of high quality French oak. This is a beautifully rendered, knockout expression of what Napa Valley has to offer.

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