Posts tagged: Cabernet Franc

4 Barrel, Blind Tasting Winner

Our tasting group rarely tackles Cabernet Franc, so I was very excited to review one of my favorite varietals.  Our panel selected some amazing wines: Ramey (94 Galloni) Hudson (93+ Galloni) Kamen (93 Galloni) Crocker Starr (92 Galloni) Hourglass (94 Galloni) Lang & Reed Reverie Robert Keenan (93 Points) Oakville Ranch “Roberts’ (93+ Galloni) Constant […]

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6 Barrel, Under $30 Cab Franc Stunner

This is only the second vintage from the legendary Pickberry Vineyard in Sonoma Valley that Zepaltas produced. This vineyard was put on the map by Joel Peterson of Ravenwood Winery and his sturdy, Bordeaux blends from the site. They have proven to be wines that stand the test of time, and we aim to follow suit with our Cab […]

Wednesday August 19th, 2015 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Cab Franc of the Year! ONLY 6 cases allocated!

Our friends at Trespass crafted yet another remarkable wine! Kirk Venge does not skip a beat with this latest release. It is beyond awesome. I would almost rate this is the best Cabernet Franc in the Napa Valley, but who am I to say. This wine has an amazing dense purple hue and a touch of anise […]

Wednesday February 18th, 2015 in , , , , , , , | No Comments »

2012 Barrel “Head Turner”

Chris and Julianna (Jules) grew up in winemaking families in the Napa Valley. Chris made wine with his family for 24 years and decided that it was time to go out in the world and be his own boss. Jules started out at Mondavi and Opus One and moved on to William Selyem and Hourglass […]

2012 Napa Cab Franc 30% OFF!

Founder and managing partner, Jody Harris started this career in commercial contracting, but his first love was wine – which he developed growing up and visiting his grandparents’ weekend retreat in the Napa Valley.  He eventually planted 10 acres of vines and after meeting Julien Fayard (Winemaker at Azur and Atelier Philippe Melka) they decided […]

Knockout 80 case Cab Franc (only six cases allocated)

After 20 years working for the family brand, Karen Cakebread launched her own label Ziata in 2008. She had two goals: create beautifully structured wines that reflect the vineyards and its terroir; and to be involved in every aspect of making great wine! She named the winery in honor of mother Mary and hired longtime […]

Titus Best Cabernet Franc in the Napa Valley!

Cabernet Franc might not be the varietal that everyone “shops” for, but I say that those who don’t are wrong!  Cabernet Franc (as Merlot) might be a “blending” varietal, but I am a firm believer that Cabernet Franc makes great wine on its own (as it does in Bordeaux – look at Cheval Blanc!)  That […]

Friday December 6th, 2013 in , , , , | No Comments »

Stunning Cab Franc from Napa under $40.00

John Skupny gained tons of experience at wineries around the world before landing the National Sales Manager position at Francis Ford Copolla’s Rubicon winery.  It was during that time his love for Cabernet Franc came more to the forefront and eventually came to fruition when he located an amazing vineyard on ideal rocky soils on […]

Cab Franc “Bargain” 30% OFF

Sommelier turned winemaker Dan O’Brien and Julien Fayard (Winemaker at Le Pich, Azur, Purlieu & Atelier Philippe Melka) crafted this fun 161 case Cabernet Franc production from a stunning vineyard source in Oakville! Cultivar 2011 Cabernet Franc, Oak Knoll, Napa Valley Retail 50.00 – GGWC 34.99 on six with FREE SHIPPING! Use discount shipping code […]

Best Cab Franc in Napa by Araujo’s neighbor

Kenefick Ranch Winery has been flying below the radar, but not for much longer. Kenefick Ranch is owned by retired San Francisco neurosurgeon Dr. Thomas P. Kenefick, and his two children Caitlin and Chris Kenefick.  In 1978 Dr. Kenefick acquired 125-acre vineyard property at the foothills of the Palisades Mountains in Calistoga, planted to Cabernet […]