Arnot-Roberts, 2022 Cabernet Franc, Watson Ranch, Napa Valley


Producer


Vintage

2022

Region

United StatesCalifornia

Appellation

California

Varietal

Cabernet Franc

Vinification

Barrel Aged, Indigenous yeast fermented, Whole Cluster Fermented

Soil Type

Sandy loam

In 2014 we planted Cabernet Franc at Watson Ranch Vineyard with a Loire Valley selection that is a great fit for the cool and breezy nature of the site. The fruit in 2022 was fermented without destemming and the resulting wine was aged in a 360 gallon French oak foudre to preserve varietal purity. This effusively aromatic wine is packed with peppery, briary fruit, offering a unique expression of Cabernet Franc for the Napa Valley. We feel the wine will improve with some time in the cellar but will also provide much enjoyment in its youth.