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Snowden Vineyards

2014 Cabernet Franc "Melchior Kemper Vineyard"

Grown in our 1.32 acre "Melchior Kemper" block at 800 feet of elevation and a just a stone's throw from the Brothers Vineyard.  This single barrel family lot wine shows off the patrician aromatics and lithe structure of this classic Bordeaux varietal.  The block is named after Melchior Kemper, who purchased the ranch from Levi Philander Davis in 1881 for $2,350 in gold coin. 98% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot; 61 cases made.

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SKU: 2014 Cabernet Franc
Wine Specs
Cabernet Franc
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Melchior Kemper Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 11, 2014
19 months in French oak, 50% new, 50% used
Natural, wild yeast fermentation
Bottling Date
April 19, 2016
Residual Sugar
Fermermented dry, no sugar added
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Winemaker Notes
Deft and expressive, with aromas of lavender, raspberries, licorice, cherries, and violets. With bright red fruit on the palate, the tannins are smooth and fine.