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2014 Cultivar Oak Knoll Cabernet Franc
126 Cases Produced

2014 Cultivar Oak Knoll Cabernet Franc
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Cabernet Franc
Appellation
Carneros
Alcohol %
14.3
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SKU: CUL:2014OKCF
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2014 Vintage Notes

This year’s harvest will go down as one of the earliest ever in the Napa Valley and it will also be noted for near-perfect weather throughout the growing season, resulting in a fairly abundant and very high quality crop. Making it three strong vintages in row!

The winter was quite warm lots of sunshine throughout January and February. Mother nature did provide us with a little rain relief in March, which was welcomed with big smiles from lots of growers. Not enough to make a dent in the continued drought but enough to provide some much needed irrigation to the wines just before bud break. The season continued in ideal growing conditions with crop sizes remaining at normal levels with a bump in size for white grapes and slightly reduced production for reds.

2014 extends the streak to three fantastic vintages in a row. In spite of the drought and the South Napa earthquake, Mmother Nnature provided us with great fruit and again a good- sized crop.

While the drought continued, late February and early March rains provided just the right amount of water to begin the season. The season began early, and hence, so did harvest. Most of the grapes had all been picked by mMid- October.

The 2014 wines have great intensity, fantastic flavor, and length. 

Oak Knoll

Located south of Yountville in the heart of Napa Valley is the Oak Knoll District appellation. The appellation’s close proximity to San Pablo Bay results in a climate that is cooler and more moderate than any region in Napa Valley outside of Carneros. With Oak Knoll District Chardonnay’s reputation for a restrained, delicate style, it was only natural for us to look for fruit from this appellation to produce Cultivar’s delightful Cabernet Franc.

2014 Cultivar Oak Knoll Cabernet Franc

This stunning wine opens with aromas of raspberries, cardamom, tobacco and earth on the nose. The palate is full of fresh raspberries and black cherries as well as cinnamon and sweet brown spices. It is medium in weight with balanced tannins. This super food-friendly wine would be great with duck or salmon. 

Varietal 100% Cabernet Franc
Appellations 100% Oak Knoll
Barrel Aging 18 Months, 100% French Oak, 35% New
Production 126 Cases Produced
Alcohol 14.3%
Relesaed December 2016

 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Cabernet Franc
Appellation
Carneros
Alcohol %
14.3
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