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Cosentino Winery the Wines Cabernet Franc California 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

Some of the fruit was punch cap fermented in one ton bins for between 10 and 16 days. Each lot was barrel aged separately in primarily French oak barrels, then racked and blended three times before bottling, unfined. California Predominantly Cabernet Franc with a touch of Merlot for softening. Black fruit, clove, allspice and vanilla in the nose. Youthful and intense with white pepper, red cherry and soft mineral overtones that carry through the mouth into a long finish. This full-bodied wine has long, ripe tannins with good structure and is excellently balanced. It should age well for the next 10-12 years.

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Cosentino Winery:
Cosentino Winery, Napa Valley, was established in 1990 when Mitch Cosentino moved his winery operation from Modesto, California to its current location on Highway 29 in Yountville, California. Lead by Mitch Cosentino’s vision and innovative winemaking approach, Cosentino Winery established itself long ago as a trend setter in the California wine industry, widely recognized for producing mor... Read more
Cosentino Winery, Napa Valley, was established in 1990 when Mitch Cosentino moved his winery operation from Modesto, California to its current location on Highway 29 in Yountville, California. Lead by Mitch Cosentino’s vision and innovative winemaking approach, Cosentino Winery established itself long ago as a trend setter in the California wine industry, widely recognized for producing more ultra premium varietals than any other winery in the Napa Valley as well as pioneering production methods and wine blends that are now standards in the industry. Cosentino Winery produces approximately 12,000 cases of wine per year, handcrafted from the wineries’ Yountville and Pope Valley Estates as well as from many of the same “Estate” grape sources that Mitch has maintained throughout the Napa Valley for nearly 20 years. Cosentino Winery’s stellar vineyard sources and relationships are a major factor in sustaining its quality and consistency. Over the years, Cosentino Winery has been awarded the highest honors and praise, served at many prestigious events, including a Presidential White House State Dinner, the Masters Golf Champions Dinner, as well as various functions and events for Governors, Senators and Heads of State, such as Queen Elizabeth and the Prime Minister of Italy. Perhaps it’s no coincidence that Cosentino Winery is the first winery located on the St. Helena Highway (Hwy 29) when entering the Napa Valley from the south. Cosentino Winery sits on the border of Yountville and the Oakville appellation, one of the most prestigious AVA’s in the world that is home to some of the Napa Valley’s greatest vineyards. Since its doors opened in 1990, Cosentino Winery’s Tasting Room on Hwy 29 has been a popular stop, attracting a myriad of visitors, regular visitors, regulars, locals, connoisseurs, experts, so called experts, lovers, dreamers, enthusiasts, drifters, groupies, buyers and beginners alike…Everyone is welcome! Cosentino Winery produces more than 30 different varietals, continuing Mitch Cosentino’s artisan approach and passion for making great and interesting wines. “I don't eat just one type of food… so why should I make just one type of wine?” – Mitch Cosentino. The Cosentino Winery experience is unlike any other. Cosentino Winery continues to evolve, constantly creating new wines and discovering new ways to remain among the best in the world. Enjoy and Stay Tuned! Read less

Member Reviews for Cosentino Winery the Wines Cabernet Franc California

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Snooth User: judgelog
34584868
4.00 5
03/29/2008

Full bodied with lots of pepper and spice. Big ripe tannins. Had this with a grilled steak and it was outstanding.


Snooth User: lawdidoti
14996689
4.00 5
03/12/2009

Very affordable and reliably smooth even without aging. I stock up whenever I see it at BevMo for $14 a bottle. You can find it a few times a year in the "Other Red" section at BevMo.


Snooth User: awgyetvan
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4.00 5
04/15/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Cosentino Winery the Wines Cabernet Franc California

External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesBig fruit, clove, currants and minerals in the nose. Youthful and intense fruit, spiced up with plum, pepper, pomegranate, clove and mineral notes, carrying through the mouth into a long finish.



Some of the fruit was punch cap fermented in one ton bins for between 10 and 16 days. Each lot was barrel aged separately in primarily French oak barrels, then racked and blended three times before bottling, unfined. California Predominantly Cabernet Franc with a touch of Merlot for softening. Black fruit, clove, allspice and vanilla in the nose. Youthful and intense with white pepper, red cherry and soft mineral overtones that carry through the mouth into a long finish. This full-bodied wine has long, ripe tannins with good structure and is excellently balanced. It should age well for the next 10-12 years.

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