The 2013 North Coast Cabernet Franc offers expressive aromas of raspberry and cherry kirsch, with highlights of dried herb and wet stone.
The same high toned fruit of raspberry and dark cherry carries through on the palate with a mouthwatering level of acidity and a soft, easy to enjoy finish. The tannin levels are not intrusive and allow for rewarding pairings with an array of culinary flavors.
Best when served with family and friends!
When we began our exploration of Cabernet Franc, we set out with the goal to present a wine that was ‘true to type’, or, in wine-speak, a wine that showed ‘typicity’―boldly saying ‘Cabernet Franc’! Our exploration, in progress since 1993, brings us to the rows of many vineyards in very diverse growing conditions.
The ‘North Coast’ designation is an approved American Viticultural Area (AVA) that encompasses five counties that are directly affected by maritime influence by touching the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco Bay or Clear Lake. We source Cabernet Franc grapes from four of the five counties – Napa, Sonoma, Lake and Suisun.
The diversity of climate, soil and aspect allows us to select grapes with a broad array of characteristics and ripeness so that the final blend is greater than any of the parts.