2012 The Prior Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc is one of our most cherished grapes. When done successfully, Cab Franc has the ability to satisfy the palate with rich waves of deep fruit, while also providing thrilling aromatics and complexity. This profile has always been our goal, and in 2012, we feel we have come as close as ever. Aromas of black fruits, cherry coulis, cocoa, white pepper and scorched earth rise from the glass, leading to a palate with intensely rich flavors, framed by ultra-fine tannins. The finish is a whiplash of flavor featuring a dynamic interplay of structure, fruit and earth components.

  • 78% Cabernet Franc, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot
  • Cabernet Franc from the distinguished sites of Stagecoach and Frediani Vineyards
  • Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot from Stagecoach Vineyard
  • Aged in 100% new French Oak for 21 months
  • 375 cases produced from 15 barrels

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