2010 Mount Veeder Cabernet Franc Napa Valley
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.
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.