A barrel selection of Cabernet Franc from our renowned Old Master Block, comprised of red volcanic ash
Estate grown in our vineyards in the Los Carneros nested appellation, with low yields and high varietal intensity
Aged for two years in 100% new Sylvain Grand Reserve barrels; enjoy for decades to come
Aromas of cigar box and cedar with a lingering finish of cassis, red currants and dark red fruit
Cabernet Franc, a classic red wine titan, is brought to its apex in our Old Master block. Grown in red volcanic ash providing low yields and high varietal intensity, your wine demonstrates classic Cabernet Franc aromas of cigar box, tobacco and cedar. A muscular mouthfeel and a lingering finish of cassis, red currants and dark red fruit expresses beautiful Cabernet Franc characteristics. You will enjoy your wine for decades to come.
Single vineyard wine
Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
I grew up on my family's vineyard in Napa, and worked in the vineyard and as harvest help through high school.
Country born: United States
Education: Worked/educated in France. Oenology at University of Bordeaux. 1993-1996
Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years
Great wine is not a commodity, it always begins with great vineyards, and a winemaking style that expresses its uniqueness. Balance should be found in the vineyard, viticulture should strive to produce grapes ripe at perfect balance. Natural is better. Modify the fruit as little as possible. Low-moderate sulfur use is essential for great winemaking, in careful moderation.
Cliffewood Wine Syndicate
111 Center Street
Little Rock AR 72201-4405