Our 2018 Cab Franc is a limited quantity wine made special for 2018. The grapes are from our Estate vineyard 600' above the valley floor, and contains fruit from our youngest vines on the property. This fruit forward and smooth wine will be a great addition to help round out your collection of Vine Cliff Cabernets from the famous Oakville region of Napa Valley.
This wine has a generous nose of bing cherry, violets, and a touch of cassis. There are also some savory notes suggesting an umami quality of sweet miso and brioche.
On the palate the fruit is tucked slightly behind the oak at this point as the wine is very much in its youth, but will broaden and become well rounded as the wine opens up. Sweet oak and fine grained tannin give way to ripe blueberry, cassis, and black walnut husk which will become more opulent as the wine ages.