Lot 578 | 2015 Napa Valley

Cabernet Franc

Only the third Napa Cab Franc we've ever offered - bold, powerful, and delicious.

$25.00

(10 Reviews)

Discounted shipping on 12 bottles. Free shipping on 24 or more.

Lot 578 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Franc

Lot 578 | 2015 Napa Valley

Cabernet Franc

$25.00

(10 Reviews)

Discounted shipping on 12 bottles. Free shipping on 24 or more.

Wine Details

The nose is spacious and complex, with graphite, red fruits, and white flowers in the upper register with loamy earth, black currant, and black olive rounding out the aromas. On entry, this wine is supple and smooth as a baby's behind, and sappy with waves of well-integrated fruit and tannin that have nicely evolved on the palate. Will age nicely over the next 5-10 years but very approachable and quite delicious now.

  • Vintage
  • 2015
  • Appellation
  • Napa Valley
  • Grape
  • Cabernet Franc 97%, Petit Verdot 2%, Merlot 1%
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 15%
  • Cases Produced
  • 150
  • Drink/hold
  • Now through 2028
  • Release Email
Cam Confidential

Lot 578 is first run Cabernet Franc with a dash of Petit Verdot and Merlot. 50% new French oak is deftly prescribed here, in what is a relatively dark wine on the more powerful end of the Cab Franc spectrum. It's only the third Cabernet Franc we’ve ever released from Napa Valley in over a decade in business, and certainly the best Cab Franc we’ve ever offered. Sourced from a southern Napa winery (just in the eastern hills between the Silverado Trail and the base of Atlas Peak appellation) that changed hands last year, this is killer wine from killer dirt – all wines we acquired from this producer command prices of $100-$160.

Reviews

10 Reviews Total

Wino60

Verified Purchase

Nice medium body with a strong mid pallet. Florals, berries, and forest floor.

Too bad this one is gone!

tom

...it's gone. Great wine at a super price. We loved it.

JBW

Verified Purchase

We have tried several Cabernet Francs and this was the best we have ever had. I am so sad to see that it is sold out. I will not let this happen again. Next time I am offered a Cabernet Franc again, I will order a case. Simply delicious.

Ko

Verified Purchase

This wine is ready to drink and simply amazing.
The perfume and flavors leap out in every sip.
Wines like these make CH great value for folks who want to drink great wines and still save a bundle.

Slow learner

Verified Purchase

Ironically I had a cab franc the previous week in Boca Raton at 3x the price. When I got your offering I couldn’t resist. My only regret was buying a single case. After all these years you think I would know better.
Slow Learner
Doug D

DougO

Verified Purchase

As a Cab Franc freak, I tend to buy it whenever I find it. Not so many years ago, it was much more a rarity for winemakers to have the cajones to run it straight but, I'm happy that is changing!
This one is a fantastic pour for the dollar; having much experience with stand alone Cab Francs, I decanted and let rest for a couple hours before lifting a glass. Even then, a bit tight on the approach but, by the end of glass #3, it opened up much more. Still, will benefit from another few years in bottle.

Mike B

Verified Purchase

I don't usually purchase many Cab Francs unless I see value, and Lot 578 delivered! I only bought a few bottles but am already regretting the decision to not grab a full case. Fairly new to CH, and can't wait for more offerings like this!

Dirt

Verified Purchase

Tried a bottle of the 578 a few weeks after receiving it. The tannins were quite overpowering. This definitely needs to rest in the cellar for a number of years to be appreciated. It's tough to wait that long but hopefully it's worth it.

Angie's Choice

Verified Purchase

I only purchased a case. This wine was outstanding! I'm so sad it's all gone.
This wine reminded me of a fabulous man I dated in college. He was gentle, he was smart and I could not get enough of him....just like this wine.

RVB

I can see how this thing sold out so quickly, and am absolutely kicking myself for not buying some the minute it was released. An incredible wine, though young. Needs a few years to burn of some of the tannins on the front palate, which was surprising...used to the tannins more on the finish. Once you got past those immediate tannins (which had some herbal, arugula type notes), mid-palate the fruit and oak were perfectly integrated...got a little of each, but the sum of the parts were incredible. The fruit was smooth, more dark berry than plum. Like some of the great Cab Franc's I've had, there were some really enticing floral notes, both in the nose and on the palate...which made for some outstanding, succulent complexity. The finish was clean and lingered. Really an outstanding wine, and probably now the best wine Cam's ever offered. This wine needs 7 years to burn those early tannins off, but we couldn't wait. Bought the Merlot and Cab Sauv from same line, and can't wait for those to arrive now. Incredible deal, Cam...just awesome wine.