Lot 748 | 2018 Lake County
An incredible gem from one of our personal favorite producers in Lake County.
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- Lake County
- Cabernet Franc
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now through 2029
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Lake County is Napa’s neighbor to the north known for its rocky volcanic soils and high elevations (vineyards here range from 1500-3000+ ft above sea level). It’s one of the best value-for-money regions in the state – wines produced here are often a dead ringer for Napa reds, and many of its vineyards are actually sourced by the biggest names in this industry to augment much pricier wines.
Lot 748 is an absolute gem from one of our personal favorite producers in Lake County – a gentleman with over 40 years of old school winemaking experience specializing in small-lot releases. Aged for 15 months in both French and American oak, this is a Loire-meets-California (read: not a fruit bomb) age-worthy wine that would easily run you $50-$60/bottle if it was being sold on the other side of the hill.
Cab Franc is one of my favorites and this one is lovely! Great color, nice structure and balance. If you like a Bordeaux style wine, this is an easy drinker.
I'm a big Cab Franc fan but one wasn't quite there for me. It was good but not a favorite.
You can taste the soil and earth in this one, very interesting and different in a good way.
I’m not a huge fan of Cab Franc, but this one surprised me. Definitely worth a try!
I love this wine! I've bought multiple bottles and will continue to do so until it is out of stock (which is hopefully not in the near future). Big and bold but not overwhelming.
This is a really drinkable bottle of wine. This is one of those "why I throw some random CH bottles onto my order" wines. Had to go back and look at how reasonably priced it was -- and here I am writing a review. give this one a try.
Spence & Leah
Bold and Well-Balanced
We typically go for bold wines like Cabernets, but this Cab Franc surpassed expectations. It was bold favored and well-balanced. For the price point..amazing.
This is a very nice wine. One of the better cab francs that I have had. Right between a cab sauv and a merlot. Enjoyable with or without food. Good value.
Enjoyed this cab...smooth and flavor develops nicely. Will include in my next order for sure.
Surprise after pouring....
I decided to take a chance here with this Cab Franc. The "raspberry" reference in the description had put me off a bit, since I prefer the darker fruit/berry spectrum of blues and blacks. However, having had a few Franc's (albeit in most cases blended with some petite verdot and/or some syrah and/or some petite sirah) with a darker profile, I ordered anyway. Upon pouring, the less opaque translucence gave rise to an "uh-oh. Gonna be thin" feeling. Big HOWEVER, Cam's erudite description: "this is a Loire-meets-California (read: not a fruit bomb) age-worthy wine" proved to be a most enjoyable "truth". The first swirl and taste cured me of my bias and taught me a lesson in subtlety. Thanks, Cam.