Lot 578 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Franc

Lot 578
2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Franc

Only the third Napa Cab Franc we've ever offered - bold, powerful, and delicious.
$25
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.

Style: Full, Bold

Flavors: Blackcurrant, Cherry, Spice

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.
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