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2017 Kuleto Estate Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley

2017 Kuleto Estate Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley

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SKU: 008304

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.

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.

Winemaker Notes

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.

Composition

85% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Specs

Vintage
2017
Varietal
Cabernet Franc
Appellation
Napa Valley
Acid
5.5 g/L
pH
3.75
Aging
18 months in 30% new French oak barrels
Alcohol %
14.50

Production

168 cases produced