Lot 626 | 2014 Napa Valley

Cabernet Franc

Only 70 cases available of super small-lot Napa Valley Cab Franc!

$25.00

(7 Reviews)

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

Lot 626 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Franc

Lot 626 | 2014 Napa Valley

Cabernet Franc

$25.00

(7 Reviews)

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

Wine Details

Pours dark in the glass with a deep ruby rim, more akin to pure Cabernet than the finished blends that typically include Petit Verdot and Malbec (which darken Cabs and give it purple edges). Fresh out of the bottle, the nose is a bit concave with spicy dark fruit, graphite, olive, and herb de Provence greeting the nose. Light florals and hints of cherry emerge with some swirling, but at the end of the day, this wine is still unpacking itself. There’s tons of density to the aromatics, and I’m confident the pretty perfumes and elegant, spicy fruit that originally made this wine so beguiling will soon be ready for prime time. Refined and seamless on the palate, with overall velvety texture and persistent length that speak volumes of the pleasures to come. I’d say cellar this until the fall 2018, at the earliest.

  • Vintage
  • 2014
  • Appellation
  • Napa Valley
  • Grape
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 14.5%
  • Cases Produced
  • 100
  • Drink/hold
  • Now through 2028
  • Release Email
Cam Confidential

Sourced from a vineyard in the Pope Valley (which is adjacent to Howell Mountain, on the opposite side of the Vaca Range from Rutherford and St. Helena), Lot 626 is a wonderful, elegant wine quite true to the varietal. 28 months in barrel, but it it should be noted that this is not a wine of tremendous extraction and color. Rather, what we have here is an ethereal beauty - full-bodied no doubt, but more about complexity and purity than it is largess. $60+ under its original winery label.

Reviews

7 Reviews Total

seand671

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smoky, spicy, and the perfect mid weight and complex wine. my only regret is not buying 2 cases this. truly special and will improve for years.

Akman

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Very rich and bold Cab Franc, yet smooth. Paired very well with a grilled T-bone steak. Yum!

onebassplayer

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Fruit forward with wonderful, mouthwatering acidity, fine tannin and rich, red and black fruit. There is a touch of mint-chocolate on the mid palate with a smooth, medium finish!

Giddy up

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Glad I took a chance on this before it sold out. Let it breathe for 30 minutes and you will love it!

WS

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Every Cabernet Franc from CH has been outstanding and this one certainly fit that bill. Wish I had bought more.

CM

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Full bodied but elegant. One of the best I’ve had from CH.

Rich not Rick

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One of the best deals I’ve found here. Should have ordered more when I had the chance.