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2013 Montesquieu Borne Cabernet Franc 750ml

2013 Montesquieu Borne Cabernet Franc

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With every new release and tasting experience, Napa’s 2013 vintage continues to prove its worth as one of the region’s finest years ever. With their unbridled complexity and concentration, the top reds deserve all the lavish praise they have received. Cabernet Sauvignon remains the pacesetter for Napa, however we were equally ecstatic about the quality of the year’s Cabernet Franc, a varietal we take great pleasure in working with and promoting its finest attributes. Our 2013 Borne Cabernet Franc is our homage to the grape’s potential from this historic vintage, a wine that captures all the power and grace that makes 2013 so special.

Deep glossy purple in color, the nose reveals intense aromas of chocolate covered blueberry and loganberry with accents of spice and espresso. The palate shows intense depth and a velvety structure all at once with succulent flavors of blackberry, cassis, and melted licorice. The finish carries rich flavors of fruitcake and plum jam with surprising elegance, a special attribute of this fine vintage, and offers delicate hints of bay leaf and spice as well. Lovely today, the Borne Cabernet Franc will only gain greater depth and complexity for many years to come - Winemaker's Notes

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Varietal: Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Franc is one on the major grape varietals of the world. Typically it is lighter than Cabernet Sauvignon, making a bright pale red wine that contributes finesse and lends a peppery perfume to blends with more robust grapes. Depending on the growing region and style of wine, the profile may include violet, cassis tobacco, and raspberry.

Country: United States
Although wine is made in all 50 states, it is understandable, with almost 90% of the country's production, that California is synonymous with domestic wine. As of 2010 harvest, reports indicate that Washington, New York & Oregon account for additional 6% of production, meanwhile Virginia, Missouri and Texas's wine industries are growing to a point beyond that of just a tourist attraction.

Region: California
California is one of the most diverse wine producing regions of the world. Although it has a history spanning over 200 years, it has experienced most of its growth in the last fifty years. The regions of Napa Valley and Sonoma County have become as renowned as France’s Bordeaux and Burgundy. While Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay are by far the most popular fine wine varieties, producers in the Golden State have also experimented with an unparalleled array of diverse varieties, including Zinfandel, Syrah, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, and Tempranillo.

Sub-Region: Napa Valley
The country’s most famous wine producing region, Napa Valley stretches from the North bay of San Francisco Bay in the South, all the way up to Mount Saint Helena in the North. Although the climate is suitable for a wide range of varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon is dominant and practically synonymous with the region. To account for its geographical diversity, the valley is split up into a number of AVAs. From north to south, the valley consists of Calistoga, St. Helena, Rutherford, Oakville, Yountville, and Oak Knoll. Higher elevation sites include Howell Mountain on the east and Mount Veeder on the west. On its own, Stags Leap District is tucked into the very south east corner of the valley.

Type: Red
Red wine is wine made from dark-coloured grape varieties. The color of red differs based on the grapes variety or varieties used. Interestingly, black grapes yield a juice that is greenish-white. The actual red color comes from anthocyan pigments (also called anthocyanins) from the skin of the grape (exceptions are the relatively uncommon teinturier varieties, which produce a red colored juice). Most of the production centers around the extraction of color and flavor from the grape skin.