On the nose, aromas of blackberry and savory bay leaf are present alongside toasty almond and coffee bean notes from the oak barrel integration, leading to flavors of black cherry, anise and mocha, followed by a firm structure, and finishing with velvety refined tannins and traces of “Rutherford Dust”.
Beaulieu Vineyard Winemaker Trevor Durling, presides as only the fifth winemaker in the winery’s 119-year history. A native Californian, Trevor was raised in Sonoma County, the heart of Northern California’s wine country. With a love of agriculture, science and cuisine, Trevor pursued his studies at the University of California Davis in the Viticulture and Enology program. As winemaker at Beaulieu Vineyard, Trevor incorporates his passion for creating fine wines, while preserving the heritage and legacy of Beaulieu Vineyard.
The Napa Valley region enjoyed a stunning, near picture-perfect 2018 growing season including good winter rains, mild spring weather and steady temperatures throughout that allowed for even flowering and bud break. These ideal growing conditions were followed by a cool, even and slow-paced harvest which allowed the winery to vinify wines at a gentle pace. The resulting 2018 wines are of very high quality with plenty of concentrated flavors, color and excellent acidity.
The Reserve Cabernet Franc is sourced from a combination of vineyards around our home winery as well as warmer vineyards in Napa Valley. We specifically selected premier vineyard blocks situated on well-draining soils, in sun-kissed, warm microclimates bringing out the most superior quality in the historic varietal.
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