Caparone Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles French Camp Vineyard 2004

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Our cabernet comes from the well-known Bien Nacido Vineyard, located in Sisquoc, in the Santa Maria Valley. Our cab from this vineyard is classic cool-climate cabernet - dark, intense, with a slight smokiness that is unique to Bien Nacido. The grapes were grown in sandy soil next to the Sisquoc River. This wine is capable of aging for many years - Dave's 1974 cabernet, from the same valley, is still aging gracefully today. We have used this particular block since 1984, and the wines from it have demonstrated great longevity and consistent quality. We avoid excessive oak and alcohol; our cabernet is an unembellished expression of this exceptional vineyard.

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  • 2004

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Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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French Camp Vineyards:
Originally, the French Camp land was part of the San Juan Ranch. Over time, The San Juan Ranch was split into a number of parcels including the French Camp acreage, which became a part of the Camatta Ranch. The Miller family purchased The Camatta Ranch property in 1968, believing that it could be developed to various crops including wine grapes. They leased parts of it out for a few years while... Read more
Originally, the French Camp land was part of the San Juan Ranch. Over time, The San Juan Ranch was split into a number of parcels including the French Camp acreage, which became a part of the Camatta Ranch. The Miller family purchased The Camatta Ranch property in 1968, believing that it could be developed to various crops including wine grapes. They leased parts of it out for a few years while they gathered information as to climate, soils, and water for irrigation. Initially, 200 acres were planted to winegrapes in 1973. The success of the French Camp operation has been a team effort between the people who have grown the grapes, those that have managed the business affairs with its myriad of details, those that have sold the production (whether it was grapes or cuttings), and those that have done strategic planning for future growth. These team members include Hank Ashby, Vineyard Manager, Greg O'Quest, Assistant Vineyard manager, Debbie Strange, the Office Manager, James Ontiveros,Grape Salesman and Manager, and members of the Miller family, who own French Camp Vineyards. Working together, this group has grown French Camp to over 1,700 acres, made it a leader in vineyard mechanization, and produced grapes that have resulted in it becoming one of the most sought after vineyards in the Central Coast of California. Read less

Member Reviews for Caparone Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles French Camp Vineyard

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Snooth User: rugbydan14
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4.00 5
01/08/2011

Very earthy, dark plum scent. Taste lingers. Amazing for the price


Snooth User: winecrit
10738519
4.00 5
11/14/2009

Single vineyard- "French Camp" in Paso Robles. The wines are picked very ripe, fairly late into the season. Unfined and unfiltered. Black and green olive profile- Smells wild, brambly with a slight hint of barnyard (like an aged Rioja). Very exciting style! Black cherry front with a very light touch; silky flavors of anise-seed, red licorice, cedar, vanilla on the finish- yet the wine remains very light and finishes cleanly at the end like a pinot noir. A pretty wine that anyone who likes to experiment with wine will appreciate!


Snooth User: kcousins
21516025
4.00 5
07/14/2009

Four glasses



Our cabernet comes from the well-known Bien Nacido Vineyard, located in Sisquoc, in the Santa Maria Valley. Our cab from this vineyard is classic cool-climate cabernet - dark, intense, with a slight smokiness that is unique to Bien Nacido. The grapes were grown in sandy soil next to the Sisquoc River. This wine is capable of aging for many years - Dave's 1974 cabernet, from the same valley, is still aging gracefully today. We have used this particular block since 1984, and the wines from it have demonstrated great longevity and consistent quality. We avoid excessive oak and alcohol; our cabernet is an unembellished expression of this exceptional vineyard.

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