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.
January 31, 2019 | JebDunnuck.com
A huge bouquet of ripe blackberry fruits, olive tapenade, and chocolate emerges from the 2016 Cabernet Franc #17, which includes a small splash of Cabernet Sauvignon and was raised in 50% new oak. It’s full-bodied, has building structure, plenty of fine tannins, and a great finish. It’s another winner from this terrific team.