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Three-Pack Special: 2014 Cultivar Cabernet Franc Oak Knoll District Napa Valley, CA

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Three-Pack $72.00

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Lightning has struck twice for me this year, because Cabernet Franc, one of my favorite grape varietals, is the star of the daily email feature for the second time this year! It's only fair; this gorgeous grape, often relegated to the role of supporting player, has SO MUCH going on: it is replete with berries, layers of secondary fruit characters and bright acidity, making it worthy of center stage. In the Napa Valley, Cabernet Franc is often cultivated for the purpose of blending, so only a small percentage of the valley's acreage is planted to this noble grape. Thank goodness there are a select few winemakers who give Cab Franc its moment in the sun; today's Three-Pack Special, the 2014 Cultivar Cabernet Franc, is Cabernet Franc at its absolute best!

Today's wine pays homage to the rich Napa Valley style of wines as well as the elegant Chinons - cool-climate Cabernet Francs - of the Loire Valley. How can this be done? The answer is twofold: grapes are sourced from Napa's Oak Knoll District; Oak Knoll is the coolest AVA in the Napa Valley next to Carneros, thanks to its proximity to San Pablo Bay and its ocean breezes. The climate here brings forth wines with bright fruit characters and racy acidity. 20 months of oak aging - with only 29% new oak - adds depth and weight without detracting from the wine's vibrancy. The 2014 Cultivar Cabernet Franc offers aromas of black cherry fruits, roses and violets intertwined with hints of tobacco and pepper. The palate is medium-to-full-bodied, with black cherry fruit and accents of plums and blueberries. The sweetness of the fruit is balanced with the perfect blend of vanilla and warm Asian spices. This wine has a long finish that draws you back to the glass. IT ROCKS!

Only about 120 cases of this wine were made. We were lucky enough to get a few - and at a great price too! Make sure you get a three-pack or two into your cellar. You will love Cabernet Franc as much as I do. Cheers!

14.3% Alcohol

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