The Debate 2018 Stagecoach Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Franc

The Debate 2018 Stagecoach Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Franc

Product Details

Bottle Size: 750 ml

Quantity Available: 3

Stagecoach Vineyard is the largest of the three sites used by The Debate team and the one with the most elevation. The long hang time allowed for a most powerful expression of Cabernet Franc. Stagecoach Vineyard has amazing structure, strength and power yet an elegant softness and accessibility. It features a shiny, deep red cherry color with garnet and red on the rim. The nose is beautiful sweet candied cherries with plum and touches of roses, raspberries and pencil shavings, lingering on sun-dried tomatoes. The palate is round with a dark fruit entrance evolving on a framed mid palate with macerated cherries and potpourri, lingering on peaches, red cherry and a framed tannic structure with freshly picked lilac and chalk. 100% Barrel Fermented, 20 days on skins. Aged 22 months, 80% new French oak. Winemaker notes

Blend: 100% Cabernet Franc

(95 JD) From a larger site on Pritchard Hill, the 2018 Cabernet Franc Stagecoach sports a deep purple hue as well as sumptuous notes of red and black currants, smoked tobacco, spice box, and loamy earth. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, this spicy, complex, up-front, and beautifully textured Cabernet Franc is going to evolve for 15-20 years if stored correctly. It's another impressive Cabernet Franc from Napa Valley