In the 17th century, Cabernet Franc was established in the Loire region of France when the polarizing Cardinal Richelieu sent varieties from Bordeaux to be planted at the Abbey of Bourgueil, and in the centuries that followed it became one of the pillars of the wine in both regions. As a true expression of this refined and noble grape, No 17 elegantly reveals all of the profound beauty and indulgent secrecy that characterizes Napa Valley Cabernet Franc.
October 29, 2018 | Wine Advocate
Made up of 95% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 20 months in 50% new French oak, the 2016 Cabernet Franc No. 17 is deep garnet-purple in color with warm red and black cherries and red currant jelly aromas with potpourri, earth and smoked meats plus a waft of tobacco and cardamom. The palate is very vibrant, red fruited, perfumed, firm and grainy with great texture and freshness, finishing very long. 52 cases produced.