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Trespass Vineyard & Winery

2005 Trespass Cabernet Franc
St. Helena, Napa Valley

2005 Trespass Cabernet Franc

Incredible purity of fruit!  A beautiful garnet color invites your nose to the glass to enjoy vanilla, cola, sweet cherry tobacco, dried currant, cinnamon and allspice aromatics.  I could go on...

New scents continually rose from the glass with the passing moments of this wine opening up.  The palate is ripe with a fine dusting of tannin supporting hard red candy, spots of minerality and dark chocolate.

This Franc shows elegance and balance not always associated with this somewhat difficult varietal.  All too often Cab Francs are dominated by green or under-ripe characteristics.  Trespass possesses a cleaner and riper version from its very shallow and gravely soils.  A terrior perfect for taming such a varietal to unleash its ripe, rice potential.

This wine should improve over the next two years and survive to 10 years or more.

2005 Trespass Cabernet Franc
560 cases produced

  • 100% Cabernet Franc
  • Estate Grown
  • Aged 23 months in 50% new French Oak
  • Harvested - Oct 5th, 2005