White Rock Vineyards

2014 Cabernet Franc
Napa Valley

Premiere Napa Valley Online
2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 220
Vintage

2014

White Rock Vineyards

Cabernet Franc
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • A barrel selection from 20-year-old vines, aged 24 months in a once-used French oak barrel
  • Our Cabernet Franc is a component of our claret-style blend we have been producing since 1986
  • Our vines grow in white volcanic ash soil, which consistently produces mineral-driven, complex wines
  • Established in 1870, our historic estate is known to produce wines with structure and elegance

This rare expression of Napa Valley winemaking is one of only 60 bottles that will ever be made. Think of it as a bit of Napa Valley history in your cellar and celebrated in a glass with friends and family. Your Premiere Napa Valley wine highlights a portion of White Rock’s estate Cabernet Franc vineyard, which sits at the base of the famed Stags Leap Mountain Range, with white volcanic ash soil which consistently produces mineral-driven, complex wines. It is a barrel selection from 20-year-old vines, aged 24 months in a once-used French oak barrels, offering floral notes complimented by a bold structure.


Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced

Christopher Vandendriessche

Winemaker, White Rock Vineyards

Winemaker, Christopher Vandendriessche

Christopher grew up in the vineyards at White Rock. Following 3 years of apprenticeships in France, he worked under John Kongsgaard and David Ramey for 2 years in Napa. He then worked under Douglas Danielak for another year at White Rock before taking over winemaking in 1999. The goal at White Rock is to produce terroir driven wines that express it's uniquely mineral white volcanic vineyard, in partnership with his brother Michael who runs the vineyards.

Country born: United States

Education: BA Physics, UCSanta Cruz, UV Oenologie Universite a Bordeaux, 3 years work in France, 1 harvest work in Rioja, Mentors(Henri Vandendriessche, John Kongsgaard, Dave Ramey, David Danielak)

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Noble winemaking involves stewarding the terroir to it's natural and balanced expression in the wine. When in doubt always choose balance over power. French Oak should be a spice, not a dominant flavor. Make minimal inputs, find natural balance in the vineyard through careful farming.

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