Sultry Cabernet Franc 2015

Sultry Cabernet Franc 2015

Few varieties on Earth are as recognizable as Cabernet Franc.

With its fine texture, its mid-level depth and pungency there are very few bottled as single varietals as we have done with Sultry.


Tasting Notes

Sultry starts with an inviting blue-purple color. The nose is stunning! It has an abundance of elegance presented in a seductive fashion with an exotic roasted nut and dark fruit character and then comes that sweet caramel, cranberry with a touch of licorice and spice in an intoxicating aroma leaving just a hint of lavender and violets.

In the mouth Sultry is full and rich with its berry and plum flavor. Sultry finishes with a very light black cherry flavor, full, rich and satisfying and just to make things interesting, a hint of herbal and mineral notes that add a beautiful complexity to its profile.

A drop dead gorgeous wine with amazing intensity and purity of aromas Sultry is a fine-toned, red-fruited wine built on poise, not power.


Production Notes

Only 180 cases produced


Winemaker Notes

The 2015 year delivered us another stellar vintage. Despite a lighter crop compared to the previous year quality is high across the board. A mild winter causing early bud break, followed by protracted bloom and unseasonably cool weather in spring contributed to smaller grape clusters and variable crop size. Then a hot, dry summer gave the fruit from this vintage concentrated colors and flavors producing a vintage of exceptional quality.


Cooperage Notes

French Oak for 22 months, approximately 40% new, 40% one use and the balance neutral.


StyleRed Bordeaux
AppellationAtlas Peak, Napa Valley
VarietalCabernet Franc
Alcohol14.90%
Bottle750ml
Bottled2017-08-14
Drinkable2018 - 2025
Harvest Date2015-10-15