2016 Cabernet Franc, Oakville Station
Cornerstone Cellars is honored to support Collective Napa Valley in this years' Reserve Wine Offering. 100% of the proceeds from sales of our 2016 Cabernet Franc, Oakville Station benefit the Healthy Community Fund for the continued support of health care and youth programs in Napa Valley.
Big, bold and effusive aromas of black berry, black cherry and baking spices. A hint of sweet vanilla suggests a little time spent on new French oak. As the aromas express themselves, this Cabernet Franc leans towards the rich hedonistic side with a fruit-focused core. Smooth and round on entry, blackberry and red current flavors evolve into a complex blend of ripe summer fruit and sweet dried herbs, with just a touch of floral. Fleshy and full-bodied the savory complexity on the finish gives way to supple tannins and a lingering finish. Approachable now, but you will be rewarded with a little time in the cellar.
Hailing from the Oakville Station Vineyard, our small block of Cabernet Franc was planted in 1990 in the absolute epicenter of “Cabernet Country”, the Oakville AVA. Located on the west side of the valley at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains, this vineyard takes its cue from its illustrious neighbors.
242 cases produced.
94 pts - Anthony Dias Blue/Blue Lifestyle
90 pts - Jeb Dunnuck
91 pts - Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine