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Cabernet Franc

Hopper House Vineyard
Yountville District, Napa Valley
$53.60 CLUB
1 of 10 Barrels

This beautifully textured Cabernet Franc opens with vibrant plum fruit notes, while aromas of sweet tobacco, cocoa and raspberry gelato emerge from the glass. Lengthening across the palate, the finish intensifies with grippy, ripe tannins.

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2019 Hopper House Cabernet Franc bottle

Wine Specs

vintage

2019

Bottling Date

July 2022

Release Date

March 2023

Alcohol %

14.5

Varietal Composition

90% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot,
5% Cabernet Sauvignon

Fermentation

100% Stainless Steel
16 Days Skin Contact

Aging

36 Months in French Oak
80% New

Vineyard Notes

  • Yountville District, Napa Valley
  • 100% Estate Grown:
    95% Hopper House Vineyard
    5% Yountville Ranch Vineyard
  • Certification:
    100% NAPA GREEN LAND
    100% NAPA GREEN WINERY
  • Clones: Field Bud Selection
  • Soils: Bale Loam
  • Harvest Date: October 17, 2019

 

Rumor has it Bruce Markham brought our Cab Franc budwood back in his suitcase from vacation. Patience, long hang-time and vine selection are all key to our success with this varietal each vintage.

KIMBERLEE NICHOLLS, WINEMAKER

Harvest Notes

  • Foggy mornings yielded conditions for vibrant and expressive wines
  • Long, warm summer with few heat spikes and mild weather at harvest preserved freshness and finesse
  • With the extended hang time and mild weather, 2019’s exceptional fruit development offers dazzling color, structure and tannin maturity