' Croze Cab - Cabernet Franc

2014 Smith Wooton Cabernet Franc

Here's another handsome wine from Flinn Vineyard.  Expect great things from our 2014 vintage. Only 250 cases were produced and demand is high! Order it now, but be sure to lay some away in your cellar to celebrate the future!

Available Inventory: 10
$45.00 per Bottle
$540.00 | $432.00 per Case
 

2014 SMITH WOOTON CABERNET FRANC is bold and tannic with clear varietal character. 36 months in French oak barrels enhances the tannin structure and adds to the wine's aging potential.

The wine opens with aromas of mint and sweet roasted peppers with just a touch of spice.  There is a memory of dried roses and dark cherries with tingles of spices as the wine coats the palate.  The wine demonstrates classic leather notes on the finish.  This is a classic Smith Wooton wine that coats the palate and leaves you craving another sip.  The wine has the balance to age gracefully for a decade.  Decanting prior to drinking is recommended.

Tasting Notes

Aromas of mint and sweet roasted peppers with a touch of spice, memories of dried roses and dark cherries with tingles of spices on the palate. Classic leather notes on the finish.

Vineyard Designation

Flinn Vineyard

Vineyard Notes

Flinn Vineyard consists of just one acre of grapes, located on Napa Valley's Silverado Trail within the Oak Knoll District. The vineyard is being managed by our Winemaker, Daniel Benton, who has become intimately familiar with each vine.

Production Notes

The grapes were crushed and bin fermented which accentuated the fruit flavors and added complexity. To avoid extraction of harsh tannins, no pumps were used until after the wine was pressed off the skins.

Pairings

Serve with hearty fare including roast pork, beef and duck. Pairs well with Camembert, Smoked Cheddar, Chevre, Beaufort and Havarti cheeses, rustic breads, herbed flatbreads, fresh Blackberries and dark, dried Cherries. Assorted slivers of dark Chocolate, of course! .

Ratings

2014 Smith Wooton Cabernet Franc! 95-96 points - Brian Whitaker, Sommelier - “Exceptionally beautiful aromas of dark fruits, leather, and spice. Baked plum, cherries, raspberries, lavender, caramel and mocha. Seemingly more polished and superior to most 14’s. Recommended pairing: Smoked Brisket”

Wine Profile

Vintage 2014
Wine Style Bold Red Wine
Varietal Cabernet Franc
Varietal Composition 100% Cabernet Franc
Appellation Napa Valley
Harvest Date October 11, 2014
Sugar
PH 3.82
Aging French Oak barrels
Barrel Aging 36 Months 100% French Oak
Ageability 10 years or more
Fermentation slow and cool
Residual Sugar dry
Tannin bold
Alcohol % 13.9
Size 750 ml