Of Vine Cliff's total twenty-five acres planted, the Cabernet Franc consists of less than 1 acre.
Our Cabernet Franc block is on the "Oakville Bench" containing rocky red soil, and perched 400ft above the valley floor.
Our 2018 Napa Valley Barrel Auction Lot is 100% Cabernet Franc from our Oakville Estate.
Rich Frederick, Winemaker
Rich grew up in Lakin, a very small town in the southwestern corner of Kansas. After graduating from Kansas State University, he moved to California in 2001. That summer he worked a Harvest at Kent Rasmussen Winery and was immediately bitten by the wine bug. After that harvest , he moved to San Francisco and worked for some high end restaurants and wine bars to learn more about the wine world in general. It wasn’t long before he found himself back working in wineries.
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