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2006 Smith Wooton Cabernet Franc

Limited production--Just 420 cases!

Just Grapes for the 2006 Cabernet Franc come from tiny, Gallagher's Vineyard on the eastern slope of Napa Valley's Silverado Trail.  The special attention by winemaker and grower have created a wine with layers of complexity.  This one is big and bold with true varietal character.  It's reminiscent of a fine Bordeaux.

$50.00 per Bottle
 

Ripe fruit makes 2006 SMITH WOOTON CABERNET FRANC big and bold with clear varietal character. Extended barrel aging enhances the tannin structure and adds to the wine’s aging potential.

Dried flowers and ripe, black fruits open the nose and continue on the palate of this decadent 2007 Smith Wooton Napa Cabernet Franc. Pomegranite and blackberry preserves stand out on the palate with a voluptuous mouth feel and young, savory tannins. This wine has a gluttoness intensity that cannot be denied and yet has balance that will lend it for many years to come.

Enjoy this with roast duck and plum sauce, grilled portabellas, pungent blue cheese, and chocolate.
GOLD MEDAL, RIWC 2011
  

Tasting Notes

Ripe fruit makes 2006 SMITH WOOTON CABERNET FRANC big and bold with clear varietal character. Extended barrel aging enhances the tannin structure and adds to the wine’s aging potential. Dried flowers and ripe, black fruits open the nose and continue on the palate of this decadent 2006 Smith Wooton Napa Cabernet Franc. Pomegranite and blackberry preserves stand out on the palate with a voluptuous mouth feel and young, savory tannins. This wine has a gluttoness intensity that cannot be denied and yet has balance that will lend it for many years to come. Enjoy this with roast duck and plum sauce, grilled portabellas, pungent blue cheese, and chocolate

Vineyard Designation

Gallagher's Vineyard

Vineyard Notes

The vineyard is located on the eastern slope of Napa Valley's Silverado Trail, in the heart of the Cabernet growing region. Grower, Bryan Gallagher hand tends his plot and knows each vine intimately. As the result of his efforts, the grapes come in fat, ripe and loaded with varietal flavors.

Production Notes

Very limited production, 1.3 acres.

Winemaker Notes

Elegant and superbly balanced, this handsome wine promises to evolve for as long as you care to lay it down.

Pairings

Enjoy this with roast duck and cherry sauce, grilled portabellas, pungent blue cheese, and chocolate.

Ratings

Gold Medal

Awards

"I've only had Smith Wooton Cabernet Franc a very few times in my life, but I remember the stuff tasting like floating through the night sky in a black velvet balloon..." Dara Moskowitz, City Pages "Nirvana in a glass." Bill Ward, Taste

Wine Profile

Vintage 2006
Wine Style Bold Red Wine
Varietal Cabernet Franc
Varietal Composition 100% Cabernet Franc
Appellation Napa Valley
PH 3.85
Aging 35 months in French Oak
Barrel Aging 35 months 100% French oak
Ageability 10+ years
Fermentation cool
Residual Sugar 0.0
Tannin Bold tannin stucture
Alcohol % 14.5
Size 750 ml