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Napa Valley Cabernet Franc

9.378 ratings
9.219 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
Shawn R

Well done Franc without the green notes.

Well done Franc without the green notes.

Feb 24th, 2018
Mike R
9.3

@Carl Fischer it is really good franc

All smiles

@Carl Fischer it is really good franc

All smiles

Jan 13th, 2018
Shawn R

Nice take on Cab Franc. Not over the top which leads me to believe a light hand was used to produce this wine.

Nice take on Cab Franc. Not over the top which leads me to believe a light hand was used to produce this wine.

Nov 26th, 2017
Rafael Landestoy

One of our favorite napa whites. Crisp and went beautifully with the stone crabs.

One of our favorite napa whites. Crisp and went beautifully with the stone crabs.

1 person found it helpfulJan 16th, 2016
Bill Bender

This was an unbelievably delicious surprise. Rich fruit purity, flint, blackberry compote. One of the best domestic Cab Francs I've had in years.

This was an unbelievably delicious surprise. Rich fruit purity, flint, blackberry compote. One of the best domestic Cab Francs I've had in years.

1 person found it helpfulNov 10th, 2015
Ellen Clifford

Well I felt I should not open this for a while but my impulse control is not always the best. But I had people to share with so what the heck. Blind tasting, if given this I really would not ever guess cab franc. That is a compliment for cab francs. This is so silky, so cherry rich with a hint of the ground I'd think some sort of California blend--I will give it that much-And not involving cab franc-- But the best idea of the taste of this wine you could linger on forever-- is a cross between walking under gnarly mulberry trees when I was young and cherries I've soaked in Cherry Heering PLUS, say, a scoop of soil. Nowhere do I see the gnarly green pepper notes I see in oh so many cab
Francs. This one gives me hope for the cab francs of the future. May they all be so rich. Thank you
@Paul Treadway ! This is a cab franc I'm grateful my chums did not finish because...I will

Well I felt I should not open this for a while but my impulse control is not always the best. But I had people to share with so what the heck. Blind tasting, if given this I really would not ever guess cab franc. That is a compliment for cab francs. This is so silky, so cherry rich with a hint of the ground I'd think some sort of California blend--I will give it that much-And not involving cab franc-- But the best idea of the taste of this wine you could linger on forever-- is a cross between walking under gnarly mulberry trees when I was young and cherries I've soaked in Cherry Heering PLUS, say, a scoop of soil. Nowhere do I see the gnarly green pepper notes I see in oh so many cab
Francs. This one gives me hope for the cab francs of the future. May they all be so rich. Thank you
@Paul Treadway ! This is a cab franc I'm grateful my chums did not finish because...I will

May 21st, 2017
Shawn R

Pairs well with Bob Marley on the turntable-green herbs/bell pepper on the nose. Big and dense with tannins giving it support. Front of the palate gives off this dusty chocolate flavor mixed with blackberry and spice. Mid palate and finish merge offering a spiced tinged finish with cream and graphite.

Pairs well with Bob Marley on the turntable-green herbs/bell pepper on the nose. Big and dense with tannins giving it support. Front of the palate gives off this dusty chocolate flavor mixed with blackberry and spice. Mid palate and finish merge offering a spiced tinged finish with cream and graphite.

Apr 22nd, 2017
Andy Christiansen

Does not scream classic Cab Franc but doesn't seem overdone in any way. Big and beautiful.

Does not scream classic Cab Franc but doesn't seem overdone in any way. Big and beautiful.

May 12th, 2016
Rafael Landestoy

Favorite napa cab franc. Lovely and elegant.

Favorite napa cab franc. Lovely and elegant.

Dec 7th, 2015
Adam Nelson

My favorite new world cab franc

My favorite new world cab franc

May 12th, 2015