2003 Cabernet Franc

2003 Cabernet Franc

Low crop levels in the 2003 vintage were disappointing, but served to intensify the already delightful character of our Cabernet Franc. Blended with 25% Merlot, this remarkable wine is virtually opaque in its deep ruby hue. Aromas and flavors of boysenberry, red currant and fresh sage gush from its rich and explosive mid-palate, followed by ripe blueberry, espresso and deep chocolate flavors in the finish.

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Appellation: Sonoma County
Vintage: 2003
Harvest: October 2003
Fermentation: Stainless Steel
Cooperage: French Oak
Blend: 75% Cabernet Franc
25% Merlot
Alcohol: 14.6%
Bottling: April 2005
Production: 822 cases
Release Date: May 2005
Release Price:


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  • Wine Spectator Insider: August 10, 2005 - Rating: 91

    A seductive Style, with lavish vanilla and mocha laced oak wrapped around a rich, lively core of currant, wild berry and black cherry fruit that flows across the palate. Plenty of tannins, but it's best young, so decant and enjoy. Drink now through 2009.

  • The Wine Advocate: December 26 2005, Issue 162 - Rating: