Product: 2018 A.V.A. Cabernet Franc Blend
Composition: Cabernet Franc 70%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%, Malbec 10%, Petit Verdot 10%
Appellation: St. Helena, Crocker Estate, Napa Valley
Winemaker, Evyn Cameron, 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.
Product: 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon 'RLC'
Composition: Cabernet Sauvignon, 100%
Appellation: St Helena, Crocker Estate, Napa Valley
Estate Vineyard Selection: Block 3, Block 1
Winemaking: Small lot fermentations and barrel-aged 20+ months in French oak (60% new
Tasting Notes: The 2018 RLC immediately jumps out of the glass with aromatics of ripe Bing cherry, black licorice, cinnamon stick, and sandalwood. Flavors of cassis, anise, toasted almond, and savory dark chocolate with ripe tannins and creamy finish make this a sensational wine to drink now, though it can easily age in the cellar for a decade or more.