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WINE DETAILS
retail price: $45.00
club price: $27.00
available:No
cases:150
formats: 750mL
released:Jan 1, 2009
date profiled:Nov 8, 2010
region:Sierra Foothills
AVA:Napa Valley,Sierra Foo ... Napa Valley,Sierra Foothills
vineyards:Various
estate fruit:No
single vineyard: No
brix at harvest:Blended
alcohol:14.1%
fined:No
filtered:No
oak type:40% French |60% Americ ... 40% French |60% American  
oak barrels:40% New  
oak aging: 30 Months  
 
varietal%AVAclone
cabernet franc 60%
cabernet sauvignon 40%
 
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low sulfite wine
Winemaker Peter Murphy Notes
This wine has beautiful deep ruby color that shows perfect clarity. Dark and dusky mixed berries lead the charge, giving way to raspberry, cherry, soft spice, earthen oak and a hint smoky meat and the most delicate eucalyptus. The taste is brightly exciting and delicious with a big smoky juiciness. Flavors of bright red cherry, blackberry, blueberry, soft spice and black pepper with the mild earthen components of a cigar box. The finish is long, bright and lush, the flavors morph and change as they gently tail off – ultimately finishing dry and slightly smoky. The Cabernet Franc produces a lighter style wine, especially when it’s grown in a warmer area like the Sierra Foothills. The well drained, granitic soils make this area prime Cab ...more... Franc country. The Cabernet Sauvignon is grown in the Aetna Springs area of Napa Valley. This area is known for its warmer summers that really help to soften the grape skins and intensify the Cabernet flavors. The oak barrel program consisted of 40% new French oak barrels (Marchive, center of France, medium toast). It was bottled in May of 2008 after almost two and a half years in the barrel.
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