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Wine Guide > Crane Family Vineyards & Winery > Napa Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

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Crane Family Vineyards & Winery
Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

The Cabernet block on our vineyard was planted seven years after our Merlot block, and is situated in alluvial clay soil on the southernmost point of our estate. 100 of the 2,500 Cabernet vines are Cabernet Franc, the fruit being field blended with the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The Cab Franc, comprising approximately 4% of the total blend, adds complexity and dimension to our Cabernet Sauvignon. The dark garnet color with aromas of vanilla, currant and tobacco gives way to the mouth-filling taste of ripe black cherry and blackberry with a hint of mocha. Gentle tannins are present throughout, creating a wonderfully silky sensation on the palette.

Rating: 95
We found Crane Family quite by accident. And a happy accident it was. The cabernet and merlot from this tiny boutique winery are very food friendly. The wines are ripe and complex. Excellent!
Pairs well with grilled or roasted meats; or a hearty meat lasagna
Reviewed by: anonymous
Rating: 97
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