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Beaucanon Cabernet Franc

Menu Item Types: Beaucanon
Beaucanon Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc

Varietal Blend: 100% Cabernet Franc
Appellation: Napa Valley
Production: 2500 Cases
  • Organically farmed
  • Hand pick by night in half ton bin for optimum fruit
    freshness
  • Fermented in open barrel and concrete tank
  • Skin contact for 4 to 5 weeks
  • Push down 3 times a day during fermentation
  • Aged for 14 months in French and American Oak
  • 30% new, 30% 1 year old, 40% 2 years old

WineMaker Notes: On the palate, the fruit takes over, a riot of red and black berries and stone fruit dominating with savory oak and the darker elements of earth and cocoa flavors showing around the edge. Tannins are gripping but smooth and elegant and the trademark acidity of Cab Franc is perfectly integrated into a seamless whole. Though it should age well up to a decade, this beautifully balanced and pre cocious wine is what to drink now. Enjoy it with pork an game, long-simmered braises and grilled vegetable dishes. It’s also a perfect red wine for cheeses, especially with hard Italian and Spanish types. A Votre Santé!

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