Conn Creek Cabernet Franc 2010

Cabernet Franc from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 126831
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Half of the fruit for this wine is from Stagecoach Vineyard on Atlas Peak. Floral, red fruit (Cranberry, Pomegranate) and spice characters were prevalent in 2010 and the fruit from this vineyard displayed its usual firm structure. Carpenter Vineyard, located just north of St. Helena, contributes the balance of the fruit for this wine. The vineyard's fertile, dense soil is responsible for the chocolate, cherry and mint characters. It also softens and rounds out the texture of the final blend. The aroma brings to mind black forest cake with cherries, chocolate, cream, and a garnish of mint. These notes carry over onto the palate and meld with flavors of fresh blueberry, sweet oak and a touch of wild sage. The texture is creamy, yet structured enough to pair well at the dinner table.

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Learn About Conn Creek Map ItMap It

Conn Creek was founded in 1973 and immediately established itself as one of Napa Valley's premier Cabernet houses with the release of its 1974 Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery name comes from its location, next to Conn Creek near the Rutherford Crossroad that connects the Silverado Trail with Highway 29. Conn Creek specializes in limited production Bordeaux varietal wines exclusively from Napa Valley’s best vineyards. Present production remains at fewer than 6500 case per year.

Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc(cab-uhr-NAY frahnk) Right Place, Right time You won't often find this grape bottled as a single variety as it can lean towards earthy, vegetal tendencies (think green pepper & olives). Its typical place is in a blend with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or both. Cabernet Franc's home is the right bank of Bordeaux. It is an integral part in...

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