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Trefethen Family Vineyards

2009 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

  • 2009

Varietal

  • 86% Cabernet Franc
    12% Cabernet Sauvignon


    1% Merlot
    1% Petit Verdot

Appellation

  • Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

Estate Vineyard

  • 100% Main Ranch

Harvest

  • September 8–November 5

Oak

  • 16 months in 86% French
    7% Hungarian
    7% American

Alcohol

  • 13.5%

Bottled

  • April 2011


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The Vintage

2009 was an excellent, even-keeled vintage in Napa Valley.  Consistently mild weather throughout the growing and harvest seasons resulted in stress-free vines, long grape hang times, and fruit with finely developed flavors at lower-than-normal sugar levels.

The Wine

Rich scents of the typical varietal aromas of mesquite wood, cherry and toasted herbs. The fresh and medium-bodied palate is lush with raspberry, Indian spice, tobacco and chocolate highlighted by bright acidity and supple tannins.

Food Affinities

Ideal for dishes with ham, pork and veal featuring stone fruit sauces. It is also great with pizza.

Accolades

91 POINTS vintage 2008
1st Place ~ Very Highly Recommended
“Medium ruby; attractive, spicy, cedary, cherry and red berry fruit aroma with hints of vanilla and dried herbs.” California Grapevine, February 2012

DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL & BEST OF CLASS vintage 2002
San Francisco International Wine Competition

“Highly Recommended” vintage 2001
Top Ten Cabernet Francs
California Grapevine

92 POINTS vintage 2000
Wine & Spirits Magazine

 
Vintages  2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
 



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