We are focused on crafting exceptional wines from our estate grown Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. We believe that minimal handling and manipulation of our grapes and wine yields the purest expression of Detert Family Vineyard’s unique terroir. To that end, we hand pick and sort every cluster of grapes. We allow natural fermentation of the must in the tank, and malolactic fermentation in barrel. We press our wines directly into a mix of new and one-, two-, and three-year old French oak barrels.
Widely described as one of Napa Valley's greatest years in the last decade, the 2012 vintage benefited from a textbook growing season with ideal weather for budbreak, flowering and fruit set. The vines then enjoyed warm weather through July, August and September which allowed for perfect fruit development and ripeness.
Aromas are pure and focused showing violets, black cherry, baking cocoa and sage. Broad mouthfeel with wonderful richness and density. Flavors of dark chocolate, cherry and anise unfold and persist on the long sophisticated finish. This wine is a baby with great concentration and depth. Decant for a few hours and enjoy this delicious Franc now or put in the cellar until 2020-2030. 165 Cases Produced, $80 per bottle
Beautiful nose of sweet blackberry, black cherry and mineral notes. On the palate, there is a great range of flavors from dark berry to savory herb and tobacco. Finishes with black berry and baking coca flavors over a mineral-driven background. Delicious now and drinking beautifully from 2017-2027. 200 Cases Produced, $80 per bottle