Lang & Reed Cabernet Franc Napa Valley 2004

Winemaker's Notes:

Brilliant deep ruby red with a splash of violet hue, the color of this wine invites the eye. The aromatics express a very pure statement of Cabernet Franc, gentle perfume, slight bramble and white cherry, laced with a touch of fine herb. The flavors are a mix of sweet cherries and blueberries with a faint cedar sweetness and spice. The finish has good, crisp ‘cherry pit’ acidity with nice fruit tannin to support a lengthy finish.

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Lang & Reed Wine Co.:
Welcome to the Lang & Reed home page where it really does feel like home! As you can see by our new family portrait we’ve been to a wedding…. Cabernet Franc was flowing endlessly in the pastoral town of Chinon in the Loire Valley last month! Our older son, Reed, and his fiancée, Megan, were married in the chapel of an ancient chateau in a hamlet just outside Chinon. We are overwhelmed with ... Read more
Welcome to the Lang & Reed home page where it really does feel like home! As you can see by our new family portrait we’ve been to a wedding…. Cabernet Franc was flowing endlessly in the pastoral town of Chinon in the Loire Valley last month! Our older son, Reed, and his fiancée, Megan, were married in the chapel of an ancient chateau in a hamlet just outside Chinon. We are overwhelmed with joy to announce that our L & R family just got a little bigger. You met us when the boys, Jerzy (Lang) & Reed were quite young – 10 and 13 to be exact. Well, time passes, kids grow and our tale of Cabernet Franc continues. So what could sweeten this fairy-tale story of a wedding in France? You may be guessing that the Chinon connection is no coincidence, and indeed it is not. Their marriage marked the culmination of a more practical plan: an internship for Reed with our favorite Cabernet Franc producer, Domaine Bernard Baudry. Reed has been on a self-designed path of winemaking, first interning for Pahlmeyer Wines here in the Napa Valley, next in New Zealand for Mud House. With great experience under his belt he arrived in the warm embrace of Bernard and Henriette Baudry and immediately marched through the rigors of sugar sampling, harvest, crush, racking, and pump-overs; all the while Megan, with camera in hand, documented the occasion – especially the piger aux pieds (foot stomping!). Together they researched Cab Franc specialists in Saumur, Bourgueil, and St. Nicholas de Bourgueil and immersed themselves in regional culinary specialties: goat cheese, champignons and rillettes! Read less

Member Reviews for Lang & Reed Cabernet Franc Napa Valley

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Snooth User: mlblanchard
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4.00 5
08/01/2007

Four glasses



Brilliant deep ruby red with a splash of violet hue, the color of this wine invites the eye. The aromatics express a very pure statement of Cabernet Franc, gentle perfume, slight bramble and white cherry, laced with a touch of fine herb. The flavors are a mix of sweet cherries and blueberries with a faint cedar sweetness and spice. The finish has good, crisp ‘cherry pit’ acidity with nice fruit tannin to support a lengthy finish.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.5% pH: 3.61
Total Acidity: 0.59 grams per liter

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