Ashes & Diamonds Vineyard, "Cabernet Franc Nº 4" 2017, Napa Valley
ASHES & DIAMONDS’ Cabernet Franc is a naturally restrained, balanced wine with subtle power and aromatic finesse.
COUNTRY: United State of America (USA)
APPELLATION (AVA): Napa Valley
SUBREGION: Los Carneros, Oak Knoll District, Yountville
GRAPES: Cabernet Franc
SOIL: volcanic, clay, sandy loam
VINIFICATION: Maceration: 14-21 days in stainless steel tanks. Barrel aged: 20 months. Cooperage: 28% new French oak
COLOR: Medium Garnet
BODY: Medium to Full (7-8)
PRIMARY AROMAS: Earth, cedar, herbs, dried plum
FLAVOR: Bell pepper, spiced blackberry, plum, smooth texture
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND SUGGESTION:
Pair with roasted turkey, pork, beef or lamb, or cheeses such as blue, chevre, feta, or brie.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
Steve Matthiasson, Winemaker
Steve Matthiasson’s classically-balanced, restrained wines consistently earn the attention of consumers and critics alike, winning him Winemaker of the Year from both Food & Wine and the San Francisco Chronicle. Since receiving his M.S. from UC Davis in 1996, he has consulted for historic vineyards such as Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Spottswoode Winery, the Araujo Estate and Dalla Valle Vineyards. His commitment to viticulture stands as an affirmation of his belief that great wine starts in the vineyard.