Detert Family Vineyards

2012 Cabernet Franc
Oakville

2014 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 18 | Lot No. 131
Vintage

2012

Detert Family Vineyards

Cabernet Franc
Oakville

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • From our Oakville vineyard situated at the top of the alluvial fan which forms To Kalon
  • Crafted from 35-year-old Cabernet Franc vines
  • Dense, rich and complex - a unique expression of Cabernet Franc
  • First planted in 1870 and then again in 1949, our vineyard has deep roots in the history of Napa Valley

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.85
  • 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

Tom Garrett

Winemaker, Detert Family Vineyards

Winemaker, Tom Garrett

In keeping with the family winegrowing tradition, the Detert wines are crafted by Tom Garrett, one of the three great-grandsons behind the Detert label. The Wine Spectator has heralded Tom as a rising star winemaker. He cut his teeth at the likes of Turley, Joseph Phelps, Robert Mondavi, and under Heidi Peterson Barrett as her assistant winemaker for Revana. Tom has been at the helm of the Detert wines since 2000.

Country born: United States

Education: Middlebury College

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Wines that express their location. Balance of ”Old World” structure and style with “New World” fruit

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