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CrossBarn 2015 Cabernet Franc Moon Mountain Sonoma County
CrossBarn 2015 Cabernet Franc Moon Mountain Sonoma County

CrossBarn 2015 Cabernet Franc Moon Mountain Sonoma County

This 2015 Cabernet Franc from the slopes of the Moon Mountain appellation, has a distinctively deep violet hue and opaque core. Exuberant aromas of vanilla bean, ripe Brooks cherry, wild blueberry, thyme, and sage sail from the glass, insinuating the vibrant palate to follow. Polished layers of juicy fraise des bois, raspberry, and red currant are lent intrigue by notes of sea salt, sage, and lavender. Firm tannins and vibrant acidity lend to the tremendous structure of this wine throughout its long, silky finish.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 92 Points
"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Franc delivers notes of red currants, kirsch and wild blueberries with touches of bay leaves, pencil shavings and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied, it has a wicked backbone of firm, fine-grained tannins and lively acid lifting the intense red fruit flavors, finishing long and layered."

James Suckling - 91 Points
"This is a dense and rich red with chocolate, berries and walnuts. Full-bodied, round and juicy. Chewy tannins and a hint of jam."

Type

Red

Varietal

 Cabernet Franc

Vintage

2015

Bottle size

750mL

Alcohol content

14.5%

Appellation

California Ė Sonoma County

Wine Advocate

92

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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 farmís 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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