Lang & Reed

2013 North Coast Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc

California: North Coast

Offer Expired:Apr 26, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$28.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Finally!

Agent Red, who has personally vetted all of the thousands of wines that we’ve sold over these last ten years, is a huge fan of Cabernet Franc. Why does he love it so? Well, Cabernet Franc, when done right, is the most food friendly, delectable and easy drinking varietal there is.

Unfortunately, really great Cab Franc is hard to come by. Unless you shop with The Wine Spies, that is.

We’ve been chasing Lang & Reed for years now, but today is the day that we’re finally featuring their much revered Cabernet Franc.

What took us so long? They’ve always been sold out!

Our begging paid off, though, as they’ve given us a small allocation of their rather stupendous 2013 North Coast Cabernet Franc. This wine is a steal, so reserve yours while you can!

This wine is super fragrant, with big aromas jumping from the glass upon pouring. Black cherry, red current, raspberry, spice box, subtle dried herb and a hint of dark chocolate.

Dark and juicy on the palate, with blackberry compote, grilled cherry, cranberry, mission fig, pencil shavings, cigar box, black licorice, subtle spice and slate mineral.

This wine us guaranteed to please.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Extra dark maroon, with a wide ruby ring at the rim.

Smell:

Black cherry, red current, raspberry, spice box, subtle dried herb and a hint of dark chocolate.

Taste:

Blackberry compote, grilled cherry, cranberry, mission fig, pencil shavings, cigar box, black licorice, subtle spice and slate mineral.

Finish:

Long and plush, with a crushed velvet dryness that encroaches as fruits fade. At the end, licorice, slate and graphite coat the tongue, never seeming to fade completely.

Pairing:

Cabernet Franc is prized for its food-friendliness and flexibility.This wine is no exception to that rule, but the dark flavors lend especially well to darker, grilled meat dishes, like a grilled Porterhouse.

What the Winery Says

Winemakers
John & Tracey Skupny
Varietal
Cabernet Franc
Vintage
2013
Appellation
California, North Coast
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48% Lake County – High Valley
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34% Lake County – Red Hills
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13% Sonoma County
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5% Napa Valley
Abv
14.1%
TA
0.51g/100mL
pH
3.63
Aging
8 months
Barrels
French oak
Bottling date
June 2014
Release date
September 2015
Production
4,082 Cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Apr 26, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$28.00
Avg. Price
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