Mission Codename Francly, my dear
Encore Alert: When our pals at Grand Napa told us that they were down to the final cases of their Ultra QPR Napa Valley Cabernet Franc, we asked for every last case… and they gave us a better price, so we’re passing the savings on to you.
Buy as much as you can… before we sell out. Because, well, we will sell out.
Safe Summer Shipping Alert: If you live close enough for a one or two delivery, you can add optional ice packs to your order. If you live farther afield, you can opt for our FREE cooled ground shipping option. Either way, your wines should arrive in tip-top condition and ready to enjoy!
Okay, you know that we’re Franc-crazy, but you should also know that we’re also super Franc-picky. Today’s wine is one of the best expressions of this varietal that we’ve tasted. Grand Napa wines are truly something special. They are also an incredible value, and we’re very grateful to have such a close relationship with this Operative-favorite winery.
Today’s wine is heady and full on the nose, with rich aromas of stewed cherry, blackberry, Santa Rosa plum, bramble bush, cherry candy, hard leather, subtle caramelized sugar, and mild sweet spice.
Complex and supple on the palate, with flavors of grilled fig, grilled plum, smoked blackberry candy, black cherry compote, bramble, black tea leaf, cherry bark, sweet spice, sweet tobacco, and a hint of cracked pepper.
If you love food-friendly reds, today’s Franc is about as affable as they come. This wine can pair with almost everything, from the obvious grilled red meats, to the more traditionally difficult grilled fish or chicken dishes.
Today’s wine is very very highly recommended!
What the Winery Says
2013 "Reale' Napa" Reserve Cabernet Franc
- Dwight Bonewell
- Cabernet Franc
- Napa Valley