2010 Mount Veeder Cabernet Franc Napa Valley
Wine Specs
Vintage
2010
Varietal
Cabernet Franc
Appellation
Mount Veeder
Acid
6.7 g/L
pH
3.75
Aging
20 months in French oak barrels; 100% new oak
Fermentation
Pre-fermentation cold soak of 4 days to enhance color and body. Fermentation and maceration averaging 20 days to build structure and integrate mouthfeel.
Alcohol %
14.5

2010 Mount Veeder Cabernet Franc Napa Valley

Inviting, complex, layers of ripe plum, anise, dark cherries, and white pepper combine with hints of rosemary, cocoa, and earthy truffles creating a vibrant and full bouquet.

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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
81% Cabernet Franc, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot & 5% Petite Verdot

Appearance: Deep garnet
Aromas: Inviting, complex, layers of ripe plum, anise, dark cherries, and white pepper combine with hints of rosemary, cocoa, and earthy truffles creating a vibrant and full bouquet.
Flavors: A smooth and seamless entry on the palate with black currant, dark chocolate, and graphite blending perfectly into a rich and balanced mouth feel. Hints of allspice, cardamom, and bay leaf linger in the supple and lengthy finish.

Vineyard Notes
2010 brought near average rain fall amounts with a few late Spring rains delaying the start of ripening. The Spring and Summer temperatures stayed mild with only one heat spike coming in late August which help advance the ripening and the start of harvest about one week later than normal. The reds are deeply colored and elegantly structured, with abundant dark cassis fruit, fine-grained tannins and a supple mouthfeel. Our vineyards on Mount Veeder received a little push from Mother Nature during the last week of September in the form of a warm days and warm nights. Cabernet Franc from our Mount Veeder Vineyards was harvested on November 3rd.
Winemaker Notes
Mount Veeder Winery was one of the first producers of Cabernet Franc, and was the first vineyard in California to plant all five Bordeaux varietals. This is a truly noble grape variety, as the father of Cabernet Sauvignon, with its own personality and characteristics that reach terrific expression on the mountain.

Cabernet Franc offers a complex array of characters –plums, cherries, peppercorn, violets, olive, and tobacco, and gives quintessential Bordeaux expression. I love its power with refinement, richness with elegance. The high elevation and steep hillsides of our vineyards create small berries of intense concentration. We have only a small amount of Cabernet Franc planted, so it’s a treat to be able to create a limited production bottling of this special variety.

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