Notes: We have enjoyed making Cabernet Franc for many years as an essential component in our Paramount Bordeaux blend. Finally we decided to showcase this standout varietal. The fruit comes from the historic Varozza Vineyards just north of the town of Saint Helena. Jack Varozza’s grandfather Joseph purchased the property in 1913 and the family has been growing grapes ever since. The family’s knowhow, together with a beautiful piece of dirt, help to produce fruit of exceptional quality. The warmer days this northerly site enjoys help to fully ripen our Cabernet Franc.
Bright cherry and redcurrant together with darker notes of dusty cocoa, blackcurrant, root beer and fig waft from the glass. Ripe blueberry, white pepper and a hint of clove swirl on the palate. Our Cabernet Franc has all the spicy red fruit character you would expect and is bigger, more robust and more fruit forward than others. This wine will continue to develop over 8 to 10 years.