Caspar Estate

2012 Cabernet Franc
Rutherford

2014 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 18 | Lot No. 175
Vintage

2012

Caspar Estate

Cabernet Franc
Rutherford

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • First bottling of a 100% Cabernet Franc from our half-acre Cabernet Franc block
  • This vineyard rests above the fog line overlooking Rutherford and the Napa Valley
  • The serpentine soils are rich in iron and magnesium that provide complexity and flavor unique to the site
  • Our estate wines are dark in color and have tremendous brilliance; notes of spice, floral, tobacco and dark red fruit aromas

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Tasting Chart

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

Julien Fayard

Winemaker, Cultivar

Winemaker, Julien Fayard

Julien Fayard gained his knowledge and defined his core winemaking style from working at grand Chateaux in France such as Lafite Rothschild and Smith Haut Lafitte. He has come to be a Napa Valley veteran after many years of working with some of the most highly acclaimed and sought after wines from the Napa Valley alongside Philippe Melka.

Country born: France

Education: Julien is an entrepreneur with an acute business savvy of the wine industry. He’s is completing his MBA from top ranking Davis University in Entrepreneurship and Business. He brings a dynamic background of quality wine production, business management, winery development and infrastructure.

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
“As a winemaker, my job is to bring out the best qualities that the vines have provided. I don’t seek to make a style of wine but more so to make wine that sings of it’s place, it’s history and it’s uniqueness. That’s my goal as a winemaker, to make wines that are pure expressions of their environment and not mask it. Wines with an identity. “

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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Caspar Estate 2012 Cabernet Franc Rutherford 18
Coquerel Family Wine Estates 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Calistoga 18
Ehlers Estate 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena 17
La Jota Vineyard Co. 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain 16
Cakebread Cellars 2009 Red Wine Napa Valley 15
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