Random Ridge

2009 Mt. Veeder District Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc

California: Napa Valley: Mt. Veeder

Offer Expired:Oct 06, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$36.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Take me to your Veeder!

Only 4 barrels of today’s exceptional Random Ridge 2009 Mt. Veeder District Cabernet Franc were produced and we got our hands on as many as we could - but it won’t be enough. **Please hurry!**

Today’s wine is beyond exceptional, beautifully layered and delightfully aromatic. This wine will grow on you, with flavors slowly emerging the longer you spend with it. This proved a challenge for our Tasting Panel, as we just couldn’t empty our glasses quick enough!

Please enjoy today’s incredible wine with our heartiest recommendation.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Deep, dark garnet in color, reminiscent of a true Bordeaux. When swirled, the wine appears soft and viscous.

Smell:

Delicately perfumy and bold all at once, with rich notes of black cherry, black currant, lavender, baker’s chocolate, and graphite. A wonderful dried herbal note, reminding us of manzanita and sage, runs through the wine as well.

Taste:

Beautifully layered, with lush, bold flavors revealing themselves one after another. Black cherry, plum, and dried cranberry are joined by hints of herbal black tea, dark chocolate, molasses, and a subtle river rock minerality. These flavors are wonderfully balanced and well integrated.

Finish:

Best decanted, today’s wine has a seemingly endless finish, with robust flavors that last until you’re ready for the next sip. A true joy.

Pairing:

Grilled rack of lamb, prepared with a rosemary and garlic rub. Serve with roasted fingerling potatoes.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Bill Hawley
Appellation
Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley
Fruit Variety
90% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrel Aging
18 months in 40% new oak
ABV
14.3%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Oct 06, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$36.00
Avg. Price
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