2017 Pine Ridge Vineyards Cabernet Franc Napa Valley
We have three plantings of Cabernet Franc clones in our estate vineyards situated in the Stags Leap District and Oakville appellations, we showcase the Cabernet Franc variety in this subtle and complex blend.
Cabernet Franc is often used as a blending grape but is lovely as a single bottling. The grape contributes finesse. Although Cabernet Franc is commonly a pale red color, ours is deep ruby, almost purple. The nose shows briar, sage, forest floor, plum, black cherry, brown sugar, violet, and coffee. The entry is light, expressing fresh fruit flavors with a sweet milk-chocolate nuance. Firm, dusty tannins are balanced by the moderate acidity, and the wine finishes with a lingering cherry cream flavor.