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Caladan 2016 Cabernet Franc Napa Valley
Caladan 2016 Cabernet Franc Napa Valley

Caladan 2016 Cabernet Franc Napa Valley

Caladan shows an elegant synthesis of Cabernet Franc and Merlot that reveals the utterly unique essence of four Napa Valley mountain appellations: Spring Mountain District, Howell Mountain, Diamond Mountain District, and Mount Veeder. The smaller proportion of Merlot bolsters the supporting structure and lends breadth to the wine’s fresh, silken aromatics. Blend: 81% Cabernet Franc, 19% Merlot.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 95 Points
"This is a sneak peek at the new (only the second release) Cabernet Franc-based Cardinale wine! Blended of 81% Cabernet Franc and 19% Merlot, the 2016 Cabernet Franc is medium to deep garnet-purple colored with crushed black cherries, redcurrants and kirsch with hints of damp soil, pencil shavings, rose hip tea and lavender. Medium to full-bodied with a firm backbone of grainy tannins and fantastic freshness, it delivers bags of perfumed fruit and a long mineral-laced finish."


Type

Red

Varietal

 81% Cabernet Franc, 19% Merlot

Vintage

2016

Bottle size

750mL

Alcohol content

14.5%

Appellation

California – Napa Valley

Wine Advocate

95

Wine Enthusiast

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Wine Spectator

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CrossBarn Wines by Paul Hobbs


Growing up on a working farm in upstate New York, Paul experienced first-hand the influence of terroir on the character of fruit, when his father had him taste apples of the same variety grown in different orchards several miles apart from one another. The diversity of flavors and textures made an impression on him and would later influence his approach to winemaking. One of eleven children, Paul helped his father achieve a lifelong dream of transforming some of the farm’s acreage from apples, nuts and peaches to wine grapes.

As a winemaker, Paul is highly regarded for his ability to identify exceptional vineyards, and for his pioneering spirit in working innovatively with new and historical sites and regions. His success has inspired a wealth of nicknames among the press, from quiet trendsetter to prospector to truffle-hunting dog. Initially hired by Robert Mondavi for his advanced understanding of oak aging, he was soon promoted to the inaugural Opus One winemaking team. Following his Mondavi experience Paul joined Simi Winery as Winemaker before going on to consult for Peter Michael, Fisher Vineyards, Lewis Cellars, Bodegas Catena and others. Having founded Paul Hobbs Winery in 1991 and Vina Cobos in 1999, he continues to be a leading consultant winemaker around the globe.

CrossBarn began as just one small lot of Cabernet Sauvignon from the 2000 vintage but its popularity has inspired the introduction of chardonnay and pinot noir, to make a family of three. With CrossBarn, Paul ventures beyond the vineyards sourced for Paul Hobbs wines while holding to his ideals of sustainable vineyard practices and gentle winemaking techniques, to bring you wines of stunning quality and exceptional value.

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