2017 Kuleto Estate Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley
Our 2017 vintage displays aromas and flavors of cherry cola, red licorice and hints of raspberry. The palate is mighty with robust tannins and ripe red fruit flavors with a hint of peppercorn spice that leads to a smooth, lingering finish.
Vintage 2017 gave us yet another beautiful vintage in the Napa Valley. This following the fabulous vintages of 2012-2015. Marked by a few late-season heat spells (and the late season fires), the wines are as opulent as the 2012s, with the elegance of the 2015s. At Kuleto Estate, we prize our Cabernet Franc for its ability to retain its varietal character no matter the vintage. In the coolest or dampest of vintages, the sweet herbal component balances perfectly with lower alcohol and balanced acidity. In the warmest of vintages, it becomes like cherry candy in the nose and mouth with just a hint of its true cabernet character.
85% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
18 months in 30% new French oak barrels
168 cases produced