Provenance Vineyards

Calistoga Cabernet Franc

9.137 ratings
9.17 pro ratings
Calistoga, 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
Severn Goodwin

Last bottle ☹️☹️

Prior notes apply.

Nose is a smokey blueberry, anise and cassis lingers.
Palate has dusty, ripe cherry, black pepper and perhaps a light eucalyptus profile.

Last bottle ☹️☹️

Prior notes apply.

Nose is a smokey blueberry, anise and cassis lingers.
Palate has dusty, ripe cherry, black pepper and perhaps a light eucalyptus profile.

Jun 8th, 2019
Severn Goodwin

CA Cab Franc and 1.5" tomahawk...a great Saturday night combo!

Color is a deep ruby purple-red, still fainty translucent.
Nose is a smokey blueberry, anise and cassis linger.
Palate has dusty, ripe cherry, black pepper and perhaps a light eucalyptus profile. No tannins on this beauty, drinking very well and an excellent pairing to the medium-rare beef this evening.

24hr Update: Pending... (This bottle is continually evolving with air so I hope to see how this shows tomorrow, but the wife just slid macaroons we bought on our recent France holiday in front of me, so not sure this bottle will see tomorrow, but there is more in the cellar. 😁)

24hr Update (Actual): Nose has Rutherford dust-like blueberry, perhaps a bit of Oak is starting to show, Cassis is also more prominent tonight. Palate is blueberry/cherry/cassis jamminess, yum, no eucalyptus showing at all now. Nice bottle still after one day of air, not losing a step.

CA Cab Franc and 1.5" tomahawk...a great Saturday night combo!

Color is a deep ruby purple-red, still fainty translucent.
Nose is a smokey blueberry, anise and cassis linger.
Palate has dusty, ripe cherry, black pepper and perhaps a light eucalyptus profile. No tannins on this beauty, drinking very well and an excellent pairing to the medium-rare beef this evening.

24hr Update: Pending... (This bottle is continually evolving with air so I hope to see how this shows tomorrow, but the wife just slid macaroons we bought on our recent France holiday in front of me, so not sure this bottle will see tomorrow, but there is more in the cellar. 😁)

24hr Update (Actual): Nose has Rutherford dust-like blueberry, perhaps a bit of Oak is starting to show, Cassis is also more prominent tonight. Palate is blueberry/cherry/cassis jamminess, yum, no eucalyptus showing at all now. Nice bottle still after one day of air, not losing a step.

May 27th, 2018
Nancy Brazil

Subtle vegetal aromas, red fruit flavors, juicy acidity and smooth tannins. Vanilla and spice. Nice glass of wine.

Subtle vegetal aromas, red fruit flavors, juicy acidity and smooth tannins. Vanilla and spice. Nice glass of wine.

Jan 25th, 2014
Peter Bourget

Very nice Cab Franc.

Very nice Cab Franc.

Nov 13th, 2013
David Walser

Nice Cab Franc bought from the Treasury store. Not remembering the cost.

Nice Cab Franc bought from the Treasury store. Not remembering the cost.

Nov 30th, 2020
Marita G

berry notes, sweet cherry finish. just so good

berry notes, sweet cherry finish. just so good

Apr 15th, 2020
Emily Sohns

My last bottle of 2013. Sad to see this one go.

My last bottle of 2013. Sad to see this one go.

Jan 20th, 2020
Marita G

Calistoga trip - 2015 peppery, berry short finish.
Had a second bottle in 2020 - very strong start, needs to open up. Very peppery

Calistoga trip - 2015 peppery, berry short finish.
Had a second bottle in 2020 - very strong start, needs to open up. Very peppery

Jun 29th, 2019
Jason Orr

Big, full bodied Napa, but eccentricities. Two layers to it. One - sweet oak, vanilla berry on initial palate, which fades to two - earthy licorice and lingering smoke, and pairs deliciously with six-month manchego cheese. Also, soft tannins are a nice touch.

Big, full bodied Napa, but eccentricities. Two layers to it. One - sweet oak, vanilla berry on initial palate, which fades to two - earthy licorice and lingering smoke, and pairs deliciously with six-month manchego cheese. Also, soft tannins are a nice touch.

Feb 19th, 2018
Emily Sohns

The Cab Franc is one of my favorites from Provenance. The 2013 is fruitier than the 2010. I'd like to see how this one ages.

The Cab Franc is one of my favorites from Provenance. The 2013 is fruitier than the 2010. I'd like to see how this one ages.

Sep 7th, 2017