Cab Franc stunner

 

John Skupny gained tons of experience at wineries around the world before landing the National Sales Manager position at Francis Ford Copolla’s winery in the 1990s.  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 a beautiful hillside slope in the southeastern corner of Napa Valley. The new world climate combined with this old world Loire Clone “214” provides the basis for a unique and immensely gratifying presentation of the Cabernet Franc grape. Lang & Reed ‘Two-Fourteen’ expresses the highest achievement in creating a wine made exclusively from Cabernet Franc that represents the only known bottling of this unique clone “2-14” in California to date.

Lang & Reed 2013 Cabernet Franc “Two Fourteen” Sugarloaf Vineyard Napa Valley
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This is the seventh vintage of Lang & Reed ‘Two-Fourteen’ Cabernet Franc, which displays a brilliant crimson color with a typical, youthful violet-blue edge. The aroma distills white and red cherry with an ethereal ‘sous bois’ (or forest floor) impression. On the palate, this wine possesses bright and pure Cabernet Franc flavors of firm black cherry, cassis and graphite, which are expansive and made mouthwatering by ample fresh fruit acidity. The finish is supported by solid, but not oppressive, tannins, which have flavor elements that provide memorable length. This is a fresh and exacting expression of Cabernet Franc, attributed to the 214 clone, that will serve well now or gain in complexity with additional bottle age.

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