2018 Montesquieu Napa Valley Cabernet Franc - $74 a bottle
Your greatest red wine dreams are about to come true with my new release, it’s the 2018 Montesquieu Cabernet Franc! We’ve pulled out all the stops with this one, a glorious example of 100% Cab Franc from a few rows of terraced vines perched high above Lake Hennessy - one of the greatest sites in the whole valley. It’s the perfect terroir to bring out the best in Cab Franc, all the richness and depth together with its freshness and complexity.
I can’t remember the last time I drank a wine like this – with so much power and refinement crammed into just one bottle. The wine’s glossy magenta color is your first sign of what’s to come. The nose is pure decadence with cherry jam, roasted plum and hints of violets, coffee and spice. The palate is super rich and velvety and the oak is perfectly integrated with the fruit so the flavors of cassis, blackberry, and dark chocolate flow effortlessly into the finish. And what a killer finish it is, there’s juicy black cherry flavors and super smooth tannin together with delicate hints of fresh pepper and bay leaf. This is Napa Cab Franc at its very best!