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Adobe Road Cabernet Franc
2012

Adobe Road Cabernet Franc
Wine Details
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Cabernet Franc
Appellation
Knights Valley
Alcohol %
13.8
7 In Stock
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$62.50
/ 750mL Bottle
SKU: 890937001740

The Adobe Road Cabernet Franc vines at Bavarian Lion Vineyard in Knights Valley are deeply rooted in rocky volcanic soil with alluvial deposits, providing excellent drainage and coaxing unrivaled complexity out of the resulting grapes. The wine is able to achieve full ripeness while remaining relatively low in alcohol, something rarely seen in this variety when grown outside of the Loire Valley or Bordeaux. Aromatically exciting, the nose beckons with crushed wild blackberry, teak, leather, sweet basil and green tea leaves. On the palate, the wine is seamlessly balanced, with a laser-like focus of fresh acidity and soft, sweet tannins. Flavors of cranberry, persimmon, black plum, chocolate-covered strawberry and espresso bean play off of the sharp minerality and build to a persistent finish. This wine will drink well in its youth with a bit of air, or age gracefully in the cellar for five to seven years.

Wine Details
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Cabernet Franc
Appellation
Knights Valley
Alcohol %
13.8
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Bavarian Lion Vineyard is a shining star of unheralded Knights Valley, situated in the saddle of the Vacas Mountain range between northern Napa Valley and Alexander Valley. Protected from Pacific Ocean influences more than other Sonoma County growing regions, its warmer climate, slightly higher elevation, and volcanic soils all combine to create ideal conditions for Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux varieties. Owned by Pierre Ehret, the sprawling, 100% solar-powered ranch features a multitude of different elevations and exposures, allowing our winemaking team plenty of variety to choose the best blocks and assemble complex blends. A hidden gem of the wine world, we hope our efforts will continue to bring this vineyard more of the acclaim it absolutely deserves.
Production Notes
330 cases
Food Pairing Notes
Serve with roasted venison, elk or other gamey meats.
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