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2017 Beringer Bancroft Ranch Howell Mountain Cabernet Franc

2017 Beringer Bancroft Ranch Howell Mountain Cabernet Franc

Beringer

2017 Beringer Bancroft Ranch Howell Mountain Cabernet Franc

$125.00
Bottle
Price $125.00
$1,500.00
Case (12)
Price $1,500.00

Tasting Notes

Tasting Note

Nose: black currants, mocha
Palate: bright, dense, black currants, herb de provence, dark chocolate"

Technical Information

Varietal Cabernet Franc
Vintage 2017
Appellation Howell Mountain
Alcohol % 16.1%
Enclosure Type Cork

Scores & Accolades

  • 91

    Wine Advocate

    “Produced from 100% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Cabernet Franc Bancroft Ranch gives up fragrant kirsch, black raspberries, red currant jelly and red plums scents with hints of pencil shavings, dried flavors and sautéed herbs. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers tons of bright red and black fruits with a chewy texture and lively lift to the finish. 450 cases were made." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW

Winemaking

Mark Beringer - Winemaker

Mark Beringer, great-great-grandson of Beringer Vineyards' founding brother Jacob Beringer, was immersed in wine from the moment he was born in the heart of the Napa Valley. As the direct descendant to Beringer's first winemaker and one of the most iconic family names in Napa Valley wine history, he knew from a young age that he would follow in the footsteps of his ancestors. As a young man he spent many hours working in his family's wine store in Saint Helena, expanding his knowledge of wine as well as gaining an appreciation for wines outside of the famous region he has always called home.

Vintage

Vintage Note

The 2017 vintage provided high quality thanks to lower than average yields. The year began with abundant rainfall. Spring weather was mild, resulting in extended flowering in some areas with little shatter. Vines were vigorous thanks to the winter rains. A freak hail storm passed through quickly in June causing isolated damage. Three heat events, including one over Labor Day weekend, kicked harvest into high gear, dehydrating some grapes by early September. Cool weather arrived immediately afterward, allowing sugar levels to return to normal. Most late-ripening red grapes continued to hang on the vine and were picked throughout October.

Vineyard

Howell Mountain AVA

Howell Mountain

Winemaker Mark Beringer

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