Nº 17

Cabernet Franc
SKU: JCF17183

Our powerful boldest premium reds, dark, age-worthy wines of substance. Regardless of their grape, these heavyweights are barrel-aged and quite concentrated in flavor.

FOOD PAIRING: These big reds perform best with rich, high-protein foods such as AGED CHEESES & RED MEATS and work brilliantly with RICHER, BOLDER SAUCES too.


A bottle of wine, to Jean-Charles Boisset, represents a moment in time where one is encouraged to be truly INDULGENT. Our N° 17 Cabernet Franc evokes a desire to celebrate PROFOUND moments in the everyday. Revealing its mysteries to only a select few, this SECRETIVE wine rewards the adventurous reveler.

Tasting Notes

This classic Cabernet Franc is a stunning deep purple color coming from volcanic obsidian-rich soils of East St. Helena.


Perfumed with aromas of reduced black cherries, Ceylon tea and cardamom. 


On the palate, flavors of red currant jelly and black raspberries are complimented by notes of red fruits, and a fresh rich earthiness. This vibrant, wine features firm and grainy tannins with great texture and freshness and a very long, satisfying finish.

Vintage Notes: 

In the 17th century, Cabernet Franc was established in the Loire region of France when the polarizing Cardinal Richelieu sent varieties from Bordeaux to be planted at the Abbey of Bourgueil. In the centuries that followed, it became one of the pillars of fine wine in both regions. As a true expression of this refined and noble grape, N° 17 elegantly reveals all of the profound beauty and indulgent secrecy that characterizes Napa Valley Cabernet Franc.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation:
  • Varietals:
    • 80% Cabernet Franc
    • 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Region: Napa Valley
  • Aged in 100% French oak
  •  50% new oak
  •  20 months
  •  49 cases produced
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Cured Meats, Lamb Curry
Cheese & Nuts:
Hard Cheeses & Brie and Guyere