Viader 2004 Cabernet Franc

Napa Valley AVA
92 Points — Wine & Spirits Magazine
90 Points — Stephen Tanzer
100% Cabernet Franc
16 months in oak
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A highly coveted wine from the rocky slopes of Napa Valley’s Howell Mountain and the Vaca Range, Viader’s 2004 DARE Cabernet Franc emulates the European St. Emilion style that is quite rare in California. This silky Cabernet Franc garnered 92 Points from Wine & Spirits magazine: “If further proof is needed that Napa Valley can produce exceptional, elegant Cabernet Franc, here it is in this second line from Viader. Finely ripe, its soft, red-fruited flavors feel gentle, leaving an impression that’s pretty rather than bold or heavy. The light tannins keep it mouthwatering throughout.” Also awarded 90 Points by Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, the 2004 Cabernet Franc is beautiful cherry red in color with a nose that tempts you with aromas of red berries, plums, oak and sweet spices. On the palate the wine shows enticing flavors of ripe black cherries and strawberries supported by velvety tannins. Fully integrated oak flavors and hints of tobacco, vanilla and caramel carry out through the finish.

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