Napa Valley Cabernet Franc 2007

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Awards Accolades: PLATINUM Medal — Critics Challenge GOLD Medal — New World International About This Wine: T...

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No nose to speak of. Pretty flat and uninteresting. Very dry and heavy tannin. - Tasted at winery 4/22/10 Read more

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No nose to speak of. Pretty flat and uninteresting. Very dry and heavy tannin. - Tasted at winery 4/22/10


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Awards Accolades: <strong>PLATINUM Medal</strong> — <em>Critics Challenge</em><br/><br/> <strong>GOLD Medal</strong> — <em>New World International</em><br/><br/> About This Wine: This intensely colored Cabernet Franc—our first new release of this varietal in more than ten years!—is grown in the well-drained, stoney soils of our newest vineyard, Weir Family Vineyard III, in the Eastern bench of the Napa Valley. The rich, spicy nose of red and black fruits compliments the brooding and spice-filled black cherry and tobacco on the palate. The addition of 4% Merlot enhances the complexity of the wine, as well as adding to our trademark robust and silky mid-palate. Aged for 19 months in small French and American oak cooperage, our Cabernet Franc will flourish with bottle age. This newest wine is surely a treasure to keep for many years in your personal cellar.<br/><br/> About The Winery: Hagafen Cellars is located in the Napa Valley, in the heart of California's premier wine grape region. Less than a mile south of the famed Stags leap District and twenty yards from the Oak Knoll District-Napa's newest and most exciting of American Viticultural Areas-our well-drained soil is ideal for the growth and production of ripe and rich, intensely fruity small lot estate bottled wines. Owned and operated by Irit and Ernie Weir, the winery was founded in 1979, and the first commercially released vintage was harvested in 1980. In the ensuing years, we have grown from a small partnership producing wine with grapes from Winery Lake Vineyard, then owned by Rene DiRosa, to a well-established wine company whose wines are distributed throughout North America and overseas. Since 1980 our wines have been served on numerous occasions at the White House to visiting foreign dignitaries. The cornerstone of our lives are the Silverado Trail winery and tasting room and our two estate vineyards in the eastern benchland of the Napa Valley.<br/><br/> Ernie's daily involvement in the two sides of wine production, grape growing and winemaking, ensures the superb quality of our wines. "Fine wine starts in the vineyard with careful vineyard management," says Weir. "I strive to take maximum advantage of the Napa Valley's natural geology and climate to produce the best wine varietals. I interfere as little as possible with the soil, creating a balance that minimizes the chemical and erosion impact by using modern farming techniques while maintaining the age-old wisdom of balance and the traditional values of conservation and land stewardship. Once harvest is completed, I undertake the second part of my job, winemaking. This presents an interesting challenge every time since each year the growing season and harvest are unique and different. I never seek to change what Nature has provided. My goal is to showcase the best that our land has produced."<br/><br/> We look forward to meeting you here in Napa at our winery and tasting room on the Silverado Trail.<br/><br/> Family, Tradition, Excellence: Think Hagafen!<br/><br/> About The Winemaker: <strong>Ernie Weir</strong> - "I interfere as little as possible with the soil, creating a balance that minimizes the chemical and erosion impact by using time honored farming techniques while maintaining the age-old wisdom of balance and the traditional values of conservation and land stewardship. Once harvest is completed, I undertake the second part of my job, winemaking. This presents an interesting challenge every time since each year the growing season and harvest are unique and different. I never seek to change what Nature has provided. My goal is to showcase the best that our land has produced."<br/><br/> “Passion, soul, and enjoyment—without all three, you don’t have a fine wine.”<br/><br/> Technical Analysis: <strong>Harvest:</strong> September 5th, 2007<br/><br/> <strong>Brix at harvest:</strong> 22.8<br/><br/> <strong>pH:</strong> 3.71<br/><br/> <strong>Acidity:</strong> 5.7 g/L<br/><br/> <strong>Alcohol:</strong> 13.5%<br/><br/> <strong>Varietals:</strong> 96% Cab Franc / 4% Merlot<br/><br/> <strong>Cases:</strong> 675<br/><br/>

Awards Accolades: <strong>PLATINUM Medal</strong> — <em>Critics Challenge</em><br/><br/> <strong>GOLD Medal</strong> — <em>New World International</em><br/><br/> About This Wine: This intensely colored Cabernet Franc—our first new release of this varietal in more than ten years!—is grown in the well-drained, stoney soils of our newest vineyard, Weir Family Vineyard III, in the Eastern bench of the Napa Valley. The rich, spicy nose of red and black fruits compliments the brooding and spice-filled black cherry and tobacco on the palate. The addition of 4% Merlot enhances the complexity of the wine, as well as adding to our trademark robust and silky mid-palate. Aged for 19 months in small French and American oak cooperage, our Cabernet Franc will flourish with bottle age. This newest wine is surely a treasure to keep for many years in your personal cellar.<br/><br/> About The Winery: Hagafen Cellars is located in the Napa Valley, in the heart of California's premier wine grape region. Less than a mile south of the famed Stags leap District and twenty yards from the Oak Knoll District-Napa's newest and most exciting of American Viticultural Areas-our well-drained soil is ideal for the growth and production of ripe and rich, intensely fruity small lot estate bottled wines. Owned and operated by Irit and Ernie Weir, the winery was founded in 1979, and the first commercially released vintage was harvested in 1980. In the ensuing years, we have grown from a small partnership producing wine with grapes from Winery Lake Vineyard, then owned by Rene DiRosa, to a well-established wine company whose wines are distributed throughout North America and overseas. Since 1980 our wines have been served on numerous occasions at the White House to visiting foreign dignitaries. The cornerstone of our lives are the Silverado Trail winery and tasting room and our two estate vineyards in the eastern benchland of the Napa Valley.<br/><br/> Ernie's daily involvement in the two sides of wine production, grape growing and winemaking, ensures the superb quality of our wines. "Fine wine starts in the vineyard with careful vineyard management," says Weir. "I strive to take maximum advantage of the Napa Valley's natural geology and climate to produce the best wine varietals. I interfere as little as possible with the soil, creating a balance that minimizes the chemical and erosion impact by using modern farming techniques while maintaining the age-old wisdom of balance and the traditional values of conservation and land stewardship. Once harvest is completed, I undertake the second part of my job, winemaking. This presents an interesting challenge every time since each year the growing season and harvest are unique and different. I never seek to change what Nature has provided. My goal is to showcase the best that our land has produced."<br/><br/> We look forward to meeting you here in Napa at our winery and tasting room on the Silverado Trail.<br/><br/> Family, Tradition, Excellence: Think Hagafen!<br/><br/> About The Winemaker: <strong>Ernie Weir</strong> - "I interfere as little as possible with the soil, creating a balance that minimizes the chemical and erosion impact by using time honored farming techniques while maintaining the age-old wisdom of balance and the traditional values of conservation and land stewardship. Once harvest is completed, I undertake the second part of my job, winemaking. This presents an interesting challenge every time since each year the growing season and harvest are unique and different. I never seek to change what Nature has provided. My goal is to showcase the best that our land has produced."<br/><br/> “Passion, soul, and enjoyment—without all three, you don’t have a fine wine.”<br/><br/> Technical Analysis: <strong>Harvest:</strong> September 5th, 2007<br/><br/> <strong>Brix at harvest:</strong> 22.8<br/><br/> <strong>pH:</strong> 3.71<br/><br/> <strong>Acidity:</strong> 5.7 g/L<br/><br/> <strong>Alcohol:</strong> 13.5%<br/><br/> <strong>Varietals:</strong> 96% Cab Franc / 4% Merlot<br/><br/> <strong>Cases:</strong> 675<br/><br/>

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