2011 Lang & Reed, Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley

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Press and Tasting Notes

Showing clear and bright ruby red color with the lightest hint of violet on the edge, the wine displays aromas of fresh raspberries and red currants with scents of delicate dried herbs. On the palate the dried herb is evident with ample volume of sweet cherry, black currant and bell pepper that are accented by a hint of anise. The finish is brig ... Read More »

Varietal

Cabernet Franc, a black-skinned grape, is grown throughout the world with France being the largest grower. It has medium fruit and body with elevated tannins and acids and is usually moderate in alcohol. In Bordeaux, Cabernet Franc is typically blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot - most famously on the right bank. In France’s Loire ... Read More »

Region

California

The largest domestic wine growing region in the United States is by far California.  California wines took international recognition in the 1976 competition known as "The Judgement Of Paris."  In this famous blind tasting, California wines were pu ... Read More »