Lang & Reed 2012 ‘Two-Fourteen’  Cabernet Franc –  Napa Valley
In the last century, when we began our exploration into Cabernet Franc, we did so with a constant sense of resolve to stay keenly aware of all things ‘Cabernet Franc’. So it was with this resolve that we investigated and worked to understand the source material, the clonal selections as they were evolving throughout the 1990’s. The choice of Cabernet Franc clones before this time was minimal, but, in those roaring 90’s, a number of great clones made their way into the vineyards of California. One of these unique selections was Clone 214, a cultivar that originated in the Loire Valley of France, home to some of the world’s most renowned Cabernet Franc vineyards and producers.

In 2007, we discovered the Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard in one of the coolest locations in Napa Valley. Here, on this rocky promontory that overlooks the northern reaches of San Francisco Bay, the warm California sunshine alternates with the cool breezes of the Pacific Ocean, providing an ideal location for Clone 214 to express it finest characteristics.

Lang & Reed 2014 ‘Two-Fourteen’
Cabernet Franc – Napa Valley
$52.00 per 750mL
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This is the eighth vintage of the Lang & Reed ‘Two-Fourteen’ Cabernet Franc and, true to type, this wine shows a persistent purity of aromas and flavors. At first scent, this wine shows a nice burst of raspberry and blueberry, with a top note of violet and a backdrop of savory herbaceousness. The palate is medium bodied with beautiful Cabernet Franc purity, texture, and length. Though very appealing for immediate pleasure, the structural elements will allow this wine to age gracefully for the next 7 to 10 years.

93 points – Wine Spectator
92 points – Wine Enthusiast
90 points – Wine Advocate

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