Lang & Reed Wine Company

Franc Sauvage
2010 Cabernet Franc
Napa Valley

2013 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 17 | Lot No. 152
Vintage: 2010

Lang & Reed Wine Company

Franc Sauvage

Cabernet Franc
Napa Valley

5 cases produced


Take Lang & Reed's finest lot of Cabernet Franc, Clone 214, from Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard and let it take an extended rest in a Tallis Chêne barrel, crafted from private wild forests in France and you have something pretty ‘Sauvage’. For Premiere Napa Valley, we offer a pure and bold statement of cold-climate Cabernet Franc integrated with wild oak barrel aging.

Aging Process

Carefully controlled primary fermentation with moderate extended maceration. One year aging in 2 year old medium toast barrel and then racked into at Forquet hand crafted French Oak barrel which originated from private wild oak forest in France. To be bottled after 30 of barrel aging.

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.8
  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

John Skupny

Winemaker, Lang & Reed Napa Valley

Winemaker, John Skupny

I learned the craft of winemaking and the art of wine sales from working for over a dozen wineries over the past 40 years. Having arrived in California in 1980 with over a half of a decade of restaurant wine experience, as a buyer and wine steward [sommelier], I was prepared to absorb and apply lessons learned from many of the producers and winemakers who played such an impact on the advent of fine wine emanating from the Napa Valley. I have always felt that I have one foot in the historical past and one step forward into a great future that lies ahead in our Valley. In 1993, together with my wife, Tracey, we made our first Cabernet Franc, under the Lang & Reed label which gave us the inspiration to get our bonded winery operating in 1996. We feel, after more than 25 years of producing Lang & Reed wines, a humble part of the fabric of this great wine region.

Country born: United States

Education: Mentors that I have either worked for or with, Charlie & Chuck Wagner, Laurie Wood, Bernard Portet, Dan Duckhorn, Tony Soter, Scott McLeod, Jon Kongsgaard, Kent Rassmusen, Kristin Belair, Bernard & Matthieu Baudry, Dick Ward, David Graves and Ted Hall.

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Honors / Awards:
Past Chairman - Napa Valley Vintners & Auction Napa Valley, Past Co-Chair Premiere Napa Valley Barrel Auction, Past President - Stags Leap District Winegrowers, Founding Vice-President - Rutherford Dust Society, Past President, Napa Valley Wine Library Association.

Winemaking Philosophy:
To craft wines that are expressive of the grape and ground from which they come - respecting that something subtle and delicate can provide superb pleasure - to make wines that are enjoyable to drink and to share with others.

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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Lang & Reed Wine Company 2010 Cabernet Franc Napa Valley Franc Sauvage 17
Cakebread Cellars 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Red Table Wine, Benchland Select 2
Schweiger Vineyards 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 2
Silverado Vineyards 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Mount George Vineyard 2
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