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Audesirk Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Franc

Audesirk Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Franc Wine Details
Price: $40.00 per bottle

Description: Our 2004 Napa Valley Cabernet has a dark garnet color, and is fragrant with cassis, blueberry, brown sugar, and cinnamon nuances. On the palate, impressions of ripe blackberry, cassis, and dark chocolate flavors are prominent with a velvety texture. The finish reveals more suggestions of cassis, blueberry, and vanilla. It is elegant, with very fine tannins and a balanced acidity, which will allow it to mature gracefully for another four years.

Varietal Definition
Cabernet Franc:
Cabernet Franc is an accessible, spicy, herbal, dark blue grape variety that is often compared to Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc tends to be softer and has less tannin than Cabernet Sauvignon, although the two can be difficult to distinguish. Sometimes the French refer to Cabernets, which could mean either of the two grapes. Its typical aromas include an herbaceous and pronounced peppery nose, even in ripe fruit, and something eerily like tobacco. The Cabernet Franc ripens at an earlier stage, which gives it reason to exist in the Bordeaux area. In the Loire, where we find it a lot, it gives a clear red fresh and fruity wine.


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