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Cornerstone Cellars 2012 "Black Label" Cabernet Franc

Cornerstone Cellars

2012 Cabernet Franc
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Napa Valley, CA

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To celebrate 2017, Cellar Angels is highlighting nine “favorites” through March 20th – wines that have enjoyed lavish member praises, high scores and impressive sales. To help get you through the winter with a smile, we are gifting $100 Angel eGift Cards with each cumulative $500 purchase of any featured “favorites”!  Learn more and buy wine online here.  

It is the personal touch that makes a wine tasting so pleasurable and memorable. With the purchase of this wine by the case (12 bottles), Winemaker Kari Auringer will join you for a VIP wine tasting for four guests at Cornerstone Cellars tasting room in downtown Yountville, Napa Valley. 

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Tasting Notes:
Showing true expression of its varietal, this is a 100% pure, rich, classic Cabernet Franc showcasing savory aromas of dried herbs, black tea leaves, fresh tobacco all intertwined with sweet, red berry fruits and nuances of barrel spice. With a lively inner-mouth energy through a beautifully balanced acidity this Cabernet Franc is both vibrant and sexy with a smooth, refined texture, suave tannins and a clean, velvety, persistent finish. Drinking beautifully now, this Cabernet Franc will become even more delicious with some age for the patient wine drinkers among us!
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Tasting notes by Kari Auringer, Cornerstone Cellars Winemaker
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  • Grapes
    100% Cabernet Franc
  • Region
    Oakville Station, Oakville; Talcott Vineyard, St. Helena; Carrefour Vineyard, Coombsville Appellation
  • Production
    933 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Ageability
    10+ years
Winemaker:
Kari Auringer
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Additional Winemaker Notes:
18 months in French Bordeaux oak barrels, 50% new
Accolades:
90 points - Wine Enthusiast
Blog:
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Food Pairing Suggestions:
Hearty and robust, Cabernet Franc is a wine to pair with beef steak, pork roast, smoked ham, grilled lamb and salmon. The earthiness of Portobello mushrooms brings out the subtleties in Cabernet Franc. Cheese pairings are similar to that of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot - aged hard cheeses.
About the Winery
Cornerstone Cellars Excellence is not enough. That is the mantra of the team at Cornerstone Cellars. With a broad portfolio of small-production wines, they choose to go beyond "excellence" to establish an even higher goal each vintage. Each of Cornerstone Cellars' wines expresses the essence of vineyard, variety and vintage, which combine each harvest to create something never to be exactly repeated. Learn more