Stout Family Napa Valley 2016 Cabernet Franc "Special Select"

Deep ruby color with a ripe blackberry and herbal fruit aroma. Red roses and violet floral characters with a light green tea Earl Grey quality. Round and rich on the palate, a lovely balance of the black fruit, hint of herbal green peppercorns and vanilla oak. The volcanic soil of the mountain fruit gives the wine a mineral quality. The full bodied, rounded tannin structure is softened by the extended aging in French oak giving the wine the right balance. The three words that best describe this wine-Luscious, Elegance and Power! Only 2 barrels produced!