Paradigm Winery 2016 Cabernet Franc, Oakville
Item Number: 13406
Sub Region: Napa Valley
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 95% Cabernet Franc / 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Case Production: 503
Winemaking Notes: The Cabernet Franc is made similar to the Cabernet Sauvignon. The different blocks are vinified and aged separately. The wine spends about 20 months maturing in barrel and around 20 months in bottle before release. 30-40% new oak is used; the percentage changes depending on the vintage.
Tasting Notes: The Paradigm Cabernet Franc has a dark color and aromas of ripe blueberries, tea, and cedar. Flavors match the aromas in this soft mouthfeel and very light tannin-structured Cabernet Franc. Fans of this variety will find it true to type and a good example of Cabernet Franc's potential. The palate is forward in weight with a lush mouthcoating midpalate.