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2019 Hourglass Blueline Estate Cabernet Franc
750ml bottle of 2019 Hourglass Blueline Estate Cabernet Franc from the Calistoga AVA of Napa Valley California

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2019 Hourglass Blueline Estate Cabernet Franc | Calistoga, Napa Valley California 750ml

93% Cabernet Franc 4% Cabernet Sauvignon 3% Merlot

Aromatics are always the signature of Franc, and in our 2019, more powerfully than ever. Classic notes of violets, Herbes de Provence and black olive span from glass lift to finish. The palate complements the superstar nose: orange rind, rose oil and crushed tea leaves sit atop richly textured black currant and blueberry fruit flecked with cocoa, roasted coffee, and a distinct iron filings minerality. Comprised for the first time in Tony's tenure of 100% Cabernet Franc, and aged in barrel for an extra 3 months, this vintage exemplifies what this vineyard and varietal can achieve.
A single acre of a Loire clone Cabernet Franc was originally planted at Blueline in 1991. Upon producing our first vintage from the site we were captivated by the aromatics and in 2012 we budded over an additional acre of vines to a Bordeaux clone of Cabernet Franc. Combined, they yield a scant +/- 200 cases per vintage. With the blocks located at the westernmost point of the estate where the two Blueline streams intersect (and thus have the highest gravel content on the property), Blueline's hallmark minerality finds its apogee in this cuvee.
Blueline's cobbly drainage and western sun exposure ripens Cabernet Franc's greener, herbal tendencies, allowing the variety's classic floral aromatics to shine.
Hallmark characteristics: perfumed aromatics of rose petal, graphite, freshly roasted coffee and sumptuous black currant soar from the glass, creating a captivating contrast to the wine's tight structure and intense focus. This wine possesses amazing aging potential. | Hourglass

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