2012 Helena View Mt Veeder Napa Valley Cabernet Franc
Discover the captivating depths of our 2012 Helena View Napa Valley Mt. Veeder Cabernet Franc, boasting a profound ruby hue. This remarkable vintage was tasted 11 years post-vintage, unveiling a bouquet adorned with dark, ripe aromas of blackberry and boysenberry, intertwined with a delightful medley of toasted oak, black pepper spice, and deeper baking spices. The palate entices with a rich tapestry of darker fruits, embracing Santa Rosa plum, blackberry, and boysenberry, delivering a juicy, mouthwatering, and savory symphony. The lingering finish captivates with grippy, grainy, and chewy textured tannins, accompanied by a subtle dustiness and persistent dryness. This wine defies its age, showcasing youthful vitality and promising a vibrant future. Notably, this exceptional bottling eschews any vegetal or green elements often associated with 100% varietal Cabernet Franc wines, instead focusing on ripe, rich, and well-structured mountain fruit, a testament to its exquisite craftsmanship.