1999
Keenan Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley
NAPA VALLEY


Current Releases1999 Cabernet Franc Napa Valley Keenan Winery

$42 per 750ml bottle

Complete notes will be forthcoming!

What is Cabernet Franc? This is a question I hear in
the tasting room quite often. It is not a blend of wines as many believe, but instead it is a European grape variety. Cabernet Franc is one of the five red grape varieties (Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are two others) grown
in Bordeaux, and it is present in many Bordeaux blends. Cabernet Franc produces a relatively lighter and softer wine than Cabernet Sauvignon and is very fruity with slight herbaceous notes in the nose.

It is common for
Cabernet Franc to be a component in Cabernet Sauvignon wines produced in California as well, and it has been blended into many of Keenanís Cabernet Sauvignons (and Merlots) over the years. Due to its lighter body, Cabernet Franc softens the powerful Cabernet Sauvignon and adds complexity to the wineís bouquet.

The 1999 Cabernet Franc shows deep rich flavors with intense ripe black cherry and plum aromas. Hints of earth and slight herbaceous notes add complexity as the wine opens up. This wine has wonderful structure and will age for at least another five to seven years. Hope you enjoy this unique wine as much as we do!

WINE DATA

AWARDS & RATINGS

Alcohol

13.5%

Total Acidity

0.00 grams/100mL

pH

Residual Sugar

Dry

Bottling Date

June, 2002

Blend

100% Cabernet Franc

Production

100 cases

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