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Lang & Reed Cabernet Franc Napa Valley 2010

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The 2010 North Coast Cabernet Franc has a bright, clear violet blue color. The aromas display firm red berry, gentle lavender and licorice overtones.

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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: jim91010
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 03/10/2010

This is cabernet franc is a lite, fruity wine. The tannins are light. There is a hint of pepper with the berry. The finish was very clean. We had this while eating at a a variety of foods. It did not overpower any of the various dishes we tasted. An excellent choice.


Snooth User: barri0s1872
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2007 11/27/2009

a nice cab franc, light-medium bodied, nice plummy fruit with some vegetal notes.


Snooth User: jpugatch
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 02/23/2008

Four glasses


Snooth User: mlblanchard
2976459
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 08/01/2007

Four glasses


External Reviews for Lang & Reed Cabernet Franc Napa Valley

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/14/2012

A Cabernet Franc wine from California in USA. 2010 Lang and Reed Cabernet Franc 750ml


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
10/11/2012

Lang and Reed Cabernet Franc is a NapaCabs favorite - very pleasant cherry and ripe red raspberry fruit character with notes of sage, tobacco, and leather. This wine shows excellent balance between fruit, tannin, and acidic structure.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 09/28/2011

The Lang & Reed winery was started in 1996 and is one of the few wineries to make 100% Cabernet Franc wines. This is considered their accessible, early release Cab Franc and it's amazingly fruit driven with violets and nice tannins.


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Source: NapaCabs.com
Vintage: 2009 08/16/2011

The 2009 North Coast Cabernet Franc has a bright, clear and brilliant red color rimmed in youthful violet-blue. Sweet cherry, herb and spice aromatics push forward accented with lightly toasted top notes. The flavors call forth bright cherry fruit and a m lange of dried herbs - all with a beguiling softness that begs for another glass. This is a wine to be shared and enjoyed between family and friends!


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
Vintage: 2008 08/14/2011

The flavors are a mix of sweet cherries and blueberries with a faint cedar sweetness and spice. The finish has a good, crisp 'cherry pit' acidity with nice fruit tannin to support a lengthy finish.


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Vintage: 1998 09/27/2011

At first inky and bitter as cherry skin, this opens with air to reveal an intriguing floral scent. The texture smoothes out and draws to a fuller cherry fruit. Decant this if you open it soon, or cellar it for a few years to bring the fruit forward.


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Vintage: 1998 05/18/2011

A hearty Franc, inside-out, with smoky, leathery, stalky and beefy berry aromas that morph into rich, earthy, dusty currant and new shoe leather flavors, right down to the chewy tannins in the finish. Best from 2003 through 2010.


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The 2010 North Coast Cabernet Franc has a bright, clear violet blue color. The aromas display firm red berry, gentle lavender and licorice overtones.

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