Maxville Lake Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet Franc

9.017 ratings
8.94 pro ratings
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
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Nestled deep in the Chiles Valley District. The land around Maxville Lake was formerly known as Rancho Catacula. In 1844, Governor Manuel Micheltorena gave Joseph Chiles the 8,000 acre Rancho Catacula Land Grant. The winery was purchased by Maxville Lake in 2014. Deep red with red fruit aromas and sweet spice. The Cabernet Franc is combined with 5% Petite Sirah, delivering flavors of cranberry and sweet currants with vanilla spice. Medium finish with integrated tannins ending with oak tones.

Nestled deep in the Chiles Valley District. The land around Maxville Lake was formerly known as Rancho Catacula. In 1844, Governor Manuel Micheltorena gave Joseph Chiles the 8,000 acre Rancho Catacula Land Grant. The winery was purchased by Maxville Lake in 2014. Deep red with red fruit aromas and sweet spice. The Cabernet Franc is combined with 5% Petite Sirah, delivering flavors of cranberry and sweet currants with vanilla spice. Medium finish with integrated tannins ending with oak tones.

Jun 25th, 2017
Steve Sánchez

Not a bad offering for the 2014, vanilla, cedar, honey, oak, bright and juicy fruits on the palate, more acid than I’m used to on a new world Cab Franc but still very enjoyable. 14.5%

Not a bad offering for the 2014, vanilla, cedar, honey, oak, bright and juicy fruits on the palate, more acid than I’m used to on a new world Cab Franc but still very enjoyable. 14.5%

Apr 5th, 2021
Ben Hemani

Yummy kind of spicy cab franc. Not super funky. Pairs well with cheese. Buy more!

Yummy kind of spicy cab franc. Not super funky. Pairs well with cheese. Buy more!

Sep 3rd, 2020
Tony

Very very smooth carb

Very very smooth carb

May 8th, 2020
Robert Morales

2014 Great Heavy Full body Cab, smooth finish...Berries and a little Spice. Any dinner and finish with a cigar.

2014 Great Heavy Full body Cab, smooth finish...Berries and a little Spice. Any dinner and finish with a cigar.

Apr 16th, 2020
Wulf Losee

Wild cherry and cocoa on the nose. Surprisingly fruit forward — heavy black raspberries and cherries. Medium bodied tannic structure with a slightly astringent mouthfeel. Nice finish.

Wild cherry and cocoa on the nose. Surprisingly fruit forward — heavy black raspberries and cherries. Medium bodied tannic structure with a slightly astringent mouthfeel. Nice finish.

Aug 10th, 2019
Jocholla

Aroma of cherry, blackberry and alcohol. Tastes of chewy raspberries with cocoa and a plum finish.

Aroma of cherry, blackberry and alcohol. Tastes of chewy raspberries with cocoa and a plum finish.

May 8th, 2019
Tom Kohli

Still great!

Still great!

Oct 29th, 2017
Jackie Smith

Jackie had this 4 years ago

Jackie had this 4 years ago

Jun 1st, 2017
Matt Sterr

Matt had this 4 years ago

Matt had this 4 years ago

Feb 24th, 2017