Detert Family Vineyards Cabernet Franc Oakville 2004

Winemaker's Notes:

Floral notes frame cassis, baking chocolate and slate aromas. Dense and rich, nearly chewy, showing flavors of cocoa powder, mineral, flint, black cherry, currant and baking spices. Palate coating and delicious. The tannins are mouth coating and firm. Lingering flavors of mineral, baking chocolate and black currant. A very concentrated Cabernet Franc. This can be decanted and enjoyed young with a well marbled steak but will benefit from cellaring and should age effortlessly for a decade.

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Detert Family Vineyards:
Detert Family Vineyards is owned and operated by Tom Garrett, John Garrett and Bill Cover. The foundation for our interest in wine was laid four generations ago and made possible by our great grandmother, whose attraction to the tranquility and beauty of Oakville led to the purchase of an old farmhouse and vineyard in 1953. Our grandfather, Gunther Detert, although he had no experience in the w... Read more
Detert Family Vineyards is owned and operated by Tom Garrett, John Garrett and Bill Cover. The foundation for our interest in wine was laid four generations ago and made possible by our great grandmother, whose attraction to the tranquility and beauty of Oakville led to the purchase of an old farmhouse and vineyard in 1953. Our grandfather, Gunther Detert, although he had no experience in the wine industry and already had a demanding law career, took on the responsibility of the vineyard. With his characteristic energy and determination, he learned all he could about wine and grape growing. His involvement with wine as a grower and historian led to a lifelong passion that he and our grandmother, Marie-Louise Detert have passed down to the family. Gunther established our family’s first grape agreement with Robert Mondavi while Mr. Mondavi was still working with his family at Charles Krug Winery. Their handshake arrangement began a longstanding friendship and business relationship that has endured over fifty years. In 1966, Mr. Mondavi started his own winery and used our Cabernet and Cabernet Franc grapes to launch his first reserve cabernet. Fourteen years later he turned to our grapes again to launch Opus One. The quality of the wines that Mondavi and Opus crafted from our grapes and the outstanding wines that our grandparents and mothers made at home, with the assistance of Norman Mini (legendary local artisan winemaker), inspired us to launch Detert Family Vineyards in 2000. Read less
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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

A Cabernet Franc wine from California in USA. 2004 Detert Cabernet Franc 750ml



Floral notes frame cassis, baking chocolate and slate aromas. Dense and rich, nearly chewy, showing flavors of cocoa powder, mineral, flint, black cherry, currant and baking spices. Palate coating and delicious. The tannins are mouth coating and firm. Lingering flavors of mineral, baking chocolate and black currant. A very concentrated Cabernet Franc. This can be decanted and enjoyed young with a well marbled steak but will benefit from cellaring and should age effortlessly for a decade.

Dietary Information: Organic


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