This limited bottling offers the opportunity to discover the intriguing personality of Cabernet Franc, which is a variety often used in blending Bordeaux-style wines. Our 2014 Cabernet Franc is incredibly expressive with effusive dark black berry and black cherry aromas, with subtle hints of dark mocha, savory bay leaf, sweet sage and toasted oak spice. On the palate, the flavors are rich and mouth filling with an enveloping silky texture showcasing multi-dimensional dark-fruit and spice expression. Well-integrated oak character reminiscent of baking spices, toasted almond, and roasted coffee bean fill out the profile, while candied black cherry lifts the aromas and lingers on the deliciously long finish. The refined tannins, a signature of the Calistoga appellation, have just the right amount of “grip” to stand up to sizzling steaks, roasted pork loin rubbed with herbs, lamb kebabs, and other boldly flavored entrées, or aged cheeses.