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Cabernet Franc

Hopper House Vineyard
Yountville District, Napa Valley
$52 CLUB
1 of 8 Barrels

This Cabernet Franc offers a lovely texture layered with vibrant plum fruit, while aromas of sweet tobacco, cocoa and raspberry gelato spill from the glass. Across the palate, the finish intensifies with grippy tannins.

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Wine Specs

vintage

2017

Bottling Date

July 2020

Release Date

September 2021

Alcohol %

14.50%

Acid

0.58 g/100 mls

pH

3.63

Varietal Composition

85% Cabernet Franc
10% Cabernet Sauvignon
5% Merlot

Fermentation

100% Stainless Steel Fermentation
39 days skin contact

Aging

28 mo. In French Oak (88% new)

Vineyard Notes

  • Yountville District, Napa Valley
  • 100% Estate Grown:
    Hopper House Vineyard
  • Certification:
    100% NAPA GREEN LAND
    100% NAPA GREEN WINERY
  • Clones: field bud selection
  • Soils: Bale loam
  • Vine age: 12 years

 

Rumor has it Bruce Markham brought our budwood back in his suitcase from vacation. Patience, long hang-time and vine selection each vintage is my key to success with this varietal each vintage.We enjoy this ageworthy wine with braised short ribs. Delicious.

KIMBERLEE NICHOLLS, WINEMAKER

Harvest Notes

  • Budbreak and bloom were on time after a late January chill
  • Summer heat dried the soils quickly
  • Small berry size and low yields made for dense and powerful Cabernet Franc wine quality
  • Most fruit was safely cellared when the Oct. 2017 wildfires brought the Napa Valley to a standstill