pureCru CFM

 

    • Region: Napa Valley, California
    • Package: 12 x 750ml
    • Vintage: 2013
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Description

Tasting Notes

Cedar-cigar box notes aromatically right up front with hints of classic sweet clove from the franc and a deep rose. On the palate the clove, cedar mingles with black fruits and a touch of pepper to form a complex spicy wine with a Bordeaux-like minerality accented by currants, pomegranate and black plum. complex and full bodied, yet bright with big shoulders and a long finish.

 

Winemakers’ Notes

The fruit was punched cap fermented and barrel aged for 39 months in selected French oak barrels then blended prior to bottling. 

 

Special Note

This is only the fourth wine I have made in this blend design in my 38+ years of winemaking. For those that have followed my reserve type cabernet francs and reserve merlots since the early 80’s this will remind many. But don’t expect a grocery store Merlot or simple Cabernet Franc.