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AvinoDos

AvinoDos
2019 Single Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Franc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$52
Cellar Selection

AvinoDos
2019 Single Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Franc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate, coconut, and leather and cedar with a round, crisp, dry medium-full body and a warming, appealing, medium-long finish displaying notes of blackberry and cherry, chocolate covered coconut, crushed acorns, and cinnamon dust with coating, grippy tannins and heavy oak flavor. A ripe and juicy Cabernet Franc with lush American oak; a cellar worthy selection.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky & New World
Aroma Aroma: chocolate, coconut, and leather and cedar
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of blackberry and cherry, chocolate covered coconut, crushed acorns, and cinnamon dust
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: In 6+ years with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A ripe and juicy Cabernet Franc with lush American oak; a cellar worthy selection.

The Producer

AvinoDos Wines

The Producer
901 Enterprise Way STE B
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-225-2350

Their Portfolio

88 AvinoDos 2020 Method Champenoise Brut Rose, Pinot Noir, Carneros 12.8% (USA) $38.00.
BR AvinoDos 2019 Riesling, Lake County 13.2% (USA) $18.00. - Bronze Medal
96 AvinoDos 2017 Malbec, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $42.00.
93 AvinoDos 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley 13.8% (USA) $62.00.
92 AvinoDos 2018 Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District 14.3% (USA) $64.00.
92 AvinoDos 2018 Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District 14.3% (USA) $64.00.
85 AvinoDos 2019 Merlot, Carneros, Napa Valley 13.8% (USA) $32.00.
93 AvinoDos 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $95.00.
93 AvinoDos 2018 Malbec, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $42.00.
92 AvinoDos 2017 Two Barrel Reserve, Malbec, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $52.00.
94 AvinoDos 2018 Founders Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Diamond Mountain, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $120.00.
94 AvinoDos 2019 Single Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $52.00.
93 AvinoDos 2019 Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak, Napa Valley 14.8% (USA) $95.00.
92 AvinoDos 2020 Single Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley 14.7% (USA) $52.00.
88 AvinoDos 2021 Single Vineyard, Merlot, Sonoma Mountain 14.3% (USA) $32.00.
91 AvinoDos 2019 Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley 14.3% (USA) $66.00.
93 AvinoDos 2020 Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley 14.8% (USA) $64.00.
89 AvinoDos 2021 Single Vineyard Méthode Champenoise Brut Rosé, Pinot Noir, Carneros, Napa Valley 12.8% (USA) $38.00.
94 Preferred Stock 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.2% (USA) $49.00.
87 Preferred Stock Bottle Package 0% (USA) $49.00.
85 Preferred Stock NV Meritage Red Blend, Napa Valley 14.25% (USA) $49.00.

Cabernet Franc

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Cabernet Franc is a parent of Cabernet Sauvignon, and it is ideally suited to cooler climates, as it buds and ripens earlier than Cabernet Sauvignon. Additionally, it is less susceptible to poor weather during harvest. In the Medoc and Graves region of Bordeaux, where it typically constitutes about 15% of the final blend, it is seen as a measure of insurance against poor cabernet sauvignon or merlot weather. Cabernet franc used to be planted almost as widely as cabernet sauvignon in Bordeaux well into the 60s, but cabernet sauvignon had swung into such favor that 30 years later it had twice the acreage of cabernet franc.

Cabernet Franc tends to be lighter in color and tannins than cabernet sauvignon, with an earlier-maturing character. On Bordeaux's Right Bank, cabernet franc has a stronger foothold, and is best known as the dominant grape in the blend for the famed château, Cheval Blanc. It is the most widely planted red varietal in the Loire, where it yields lighter wines, like Chinon, with distinct herbal overtones. US cabernet francs are still largely in the experimental stage; there is a huge spectrum of interpretations, from heavy Napa wines to lighter styles from the East Coast.

Cabernet Franc is noted for its deep ruby red color and peppery, spicy character. It has moderate tannins and good acidity. Generally a Cabernet Franc should be consumed with some age - at least five years - while the finest versions drink well for more than twenty years.

Pair Cabernet Franc with hearty foods such as wild game, game birds and roasts.