Detert Family Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Franc

9.375 ratings
9.427 pro ratings
Oakville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Franc
Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Potato, White Rice, Herbs, Tomato-Based, Pasta, Mushrooms, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Lamb, Turkey, Pork, Duck, Venison
Top Notes For
Andrew S

Beautiful cabernet franc! Darker fruits, earth notes. Silky tannins. Wonderful balance and finish.

Beautiful cabernet franc! Darker fruits, earth notes. Silky tannins. Wonderful balance and finish.

Apr 12th, 2020
Loren Grossman

Vintner Wilde Farm Wines

9.2

Very fresh and still extremely firm. Cedar, cacao, smoke, wintergreen. Really does well with air. Screams Oakville in all the right ways.

Very fresh and still extremely firm. Cedar, cacao, smoke, wintergreen. Really does well with air. Screams Oakville in all the right ways.

Apr 5th, 2019
Shay A
9.4

Last night in Park City. It’s been a wonderful week! Being able to eat every meal outside has been a welcome change from the 110degree TX heat.

A top shelf, Napa royalty, cab franc. My first Detert was a year and a half ago courtesy of
@Carl Fischer (another fellow CabFranc lover) and I’ve been impressed ever since. This balances the overripe/green noted fence well. The nose alone is the highlight. Smoke, sweet baking spice, licorice and leather. This is in a prime drinking window with smooth tannic integration and acidity to carry it through the finish. The finish has added some clove, herb (not green though) and blackberries as it has shed its baby fat. Will cruise for a few more years easily. Fantastic.

Last night in Park City. It’s been a wonderful week! Being able to eat every meal outside has been a welcome change from the 110degree TX heat.

A top shelf, Napa royalty, cab franc. My first Detert was a year and a half ago courtesy of
@Carl Fischer (another fellow CabFranc lover) and I’ve been impressed ever since. This balances the overripe/green noted fence well. The nose alone is the highlight. Smoke, sweet baking spice, licorice and leather. This is in a prime drinking window with smooth tannic integration and acidity to carry it through the finish. The finish has added some clove, herb (not green though) and blackberries as it has shed its baby fat. Will cruise for a few more years easily. Fantastic.

Aug 4th, 2018
Henrik Poulsen

Perhaps a tiny notch below his great 2014 but still my favorite CF producer out of Napa.

Perhaps a tiny notch below his great 2014 but still my favorite CF producer out of Napa.

Feb 24th, 2018
Eric L.

Terrific!!

Terrific!!

1 person found it helpfulJan 30th, 2020
Carl Fischer

Exceptional Cab Franc - a big wine, though nice balance of fruit, tannins and alcohol. Absolutely one of our favorites and amazingly still under-the-radar.

Exceptional Cab Franc - a big wine, though nice balance of fruit, tannins and alcohol. Absolutely one of our favorites and amazingly still under-the-radar.

1 person found it helpfulOct 24th, 2015
Henrik Poulsen

@ PNV begins in Oakville 2/24/17.
94+ pts.

@ PNV begins in Oakville 2/24/17.
94+ pts.

Feb 25th, 2017
Jason Driscoll

One of the best Oakville producers. So much depth. Red and blue fruits dipped in dark chocolate and spices. Awesome wine

One of the best Oakville producers. So much depth. Red and blue fruits dipped in dark chocolate and spices. Awesome wine

Aug 2nd, 2016
Harumph Wines

Owner Harumph Wines

9.0

Super rounded tannins, velvety mouthfeel, great fucking juice.

Super rounded tannins, velvety mouthfeel, great fucking juice.

Mar 11th, 2016
Carl Fischer

One of my favorite Cab Franc producers in CA. It's like the Goldilocks of wine - not too much of anything - just right.

One of my favorite Cab Franc producers in CA. It's like the Goldilocks of wine - not too much of anything - just right.

Jan 3rd, 2016