Often known as a blending wine, the Cabernet Franc with its delightful lavender color, tends to be overlooked as the wonderfully food friendly wine that it is. The Cabernet Franc vine does particularly well in our Napa micro climate making this a much sought after varietal. Herb and spice aromas with soft plum undertones lead you to fresh fruit flavors of blackberry and blueberry.
Aging twenty-two months in new French Nevers oak barrels added hints of toasty oak and vanilla to the berry and floral aromas of this wine. This wine is aged in the Jarvis caves and not released until our winemaker feels it is ready for full enjoyment. Best to consume within ten years.
Medium dark brick red color. Bright, toasty, fruity rubbery creamy aromas and flavors of eraser heads, black raspberries, sandalwood, and scorched cream with a tannic, tangy, dry full body and a warming, fleeting finish with firm, grippy tannins and heavy oak.