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Trefethen Family Vineyards

2007 Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc, an essential component of the great red wine blends of France’s Bordeaux region, prospers in the ancient alluvial soils, temperate climate and long growing season of our estate vineyard.

Vintage

  • 2007

Varietal

  • 89% Cabernet Franc
    8% Cabernet Sauvignon
    1% Malbec
    1% Merlot
    1% Petit Verdot

Appellation

  • Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

Estate Vineyard

  • 100% Main Ranch

Harvest

  • September 8th – October 13th

Oak

  • 17 months in French Oak

Alcohol

  • 14.1% by volume

Bottled

  • May 2009


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The Vintage

After a relatively dry winter, both budbreak and bloom came earlier than usual. The lower soil moisture meant that foliage growth was easily controlled and the grapes enjoyed ample sunshine during a beautiful summer with nearly ideal growing conditions. The cooler-than-usual weather in August and September slowed sugar accumulation resulting in typical harvest dates despite the early start to the season.

The Wine

Intriguing nose of red fruits, violets, and tree bark with sage. Lovely spice character, firm tannins graced by silky texture. Persistent finish with hints of dusty dark chocolate.

Food Affinities

Wonderful with wild mushroom pasta, grilled pork tenderloin, and fennel crusted salmon.

 
Vintages  2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
 
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