Composition: Cabernet Franc 70%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%, Malbec 10%, Petit Verdot 10%
Appellation: St. Helena, Crocker Estate, Napa Valley
Production: 1025 cases
This wine captures the diverse terrain of the Crocker Estate vineyard blocks that are not dedicated to our exquisite estate wines by beginning with Cabernet Franc Blocks 5 and 8 and layering with equal parts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. This 2018 blend is enjoyable in its youth and will age gracefully over the next 15 years.
Tasting Notes: Deep ruby in color, this wine displays a gorgeous nose of dark ripe plum, cocoa powder, hot tamale candy, and sandalwood spice. Silky friendly tannins and medium body elegantly frame the fruit on the palate which lingers through the wine’s lengthy and seamless finish. This blend of Cabernet Franc is drinking beautifully now and will cellar well over the next ten years.