Caladan 2017 Cabernet Franc wine bottle
2017 Napa Valley
Cabernet Franc

The one-word tasting note for this wine is exotic. The 2017 Caladan opens with dark cherry, Asian spice, and floral notes of rose petal on the nose, followed by a lush palate. The Cabernet Franc and Merlot ride in perfect harmony throughout the long finish, with delicate minerality and sleek tannin structure.

Due to limited production, purchases are limited to a maximum of 3 bottles.
 
$675
Vintage Overview

The 2017 growing season began with a much-welcomed wet spring followed by a temperate summer. A mid-September heatwave was succeeded by a cooling period which lengthened hang-times leading to optimal fruit ripeness. The second week of October experienced strong winds which, combined with high temperatures and dry conditions, brought disaster in the form of wildfires. With great fortune, the entirety of the fruit for this wine was harvested before this devastating event.

Sourcing

64% Spring Mountain District  Yverdon Vineyard

27% Mount Veeder  Mt. Brave Vineyard

9% Howell Mountain  W.S. Keyes Vineyard

Acclaim

97 POINTS Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, October 2019

97 POINTS Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, January 2020

Production

639 Cases

COMPOSITION

77% Cabernet Franc
23% Merlot

Barrel Aging

20 Months in French oak,
71% new

ALCOHOL

14.00%