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 as well as managing some of the most prestigious vineyards in Napa and Sonoma. The Barrelhead label represents single varietal and single vineyards blocks that Chris and Jules thought would best represent their view of the valley and the expression of the terroir. The lots are very small and usually out in a few days.

Barrelhead 2012 Cabernet Franc, “Knollwood Vineyard” Napa Valley
Retail 50.00 – GGWC 45.99
Use code BARREL12CF upon checkout

This 4 barrel production (96 cases) is a stunner right out of the starting blocks. The 2012 Barrelhead Cab Franc is laced with sweet spiciness, fresh flowers and jammy red stone fruit. This is an amazingly vibrant young wine that will please many palates alike. Multi-layered wine that expresses its through Cab Franc character and the fact that it benefited from a long growing season does not show any of the green flavors that sometimes accompany this varietal. The wine is full in body will layer upon layer of meticulously crafted fruit that is not overbearing and in-sync with well-integrated silky tannins. This is a wine that would surprise even our French counterparts! Hurry as there is a not a lot to go around!

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