2020
Napoleon

Cabernet Sauvignon
SKU: FRCSNA203
$60
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$48.00 Member Price*
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Description

Proprietor Jean-Charles Boisset’s French Bulldog, Frenchie, represents the very essence of style, charisma and personality. With his stout stature and ability to steal everyone’s heart, he is definitely royalty around the winery. Although he may not go down in history as one of the greatest military leaders of all time, Frenchie will definitely go down in history as the greatest four-legged winemaker. 

On Sunday, December 2, 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned as Emperor of France. Not wanting to be an old regime monarch, Napoleon explained that “to be king is to inherit old ideas and genealogy. I don’t want to descend from anyone … he title of Emperor is greater.” Napoleon has gone down in history as the greatest leader of France.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Inviting rich fruit aromas of blackberry and ripe plumb are emphasized with notes of currant and black tea.

Palate: 

The palate embraces the dark fruit with fresh raspberry, pomegranate, and a sprinkle of white pepper. This wine is smooth with refined, graceful tannins and a finish like French Royalty.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The grapes for the 2020 vintage were harvested from vineyards in three different Napa Valley appellations, Yountville and Calistoga with a dash from Rutherford.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Napa Valley
  • Alcohol: 15.5% by vol.
  • pH: 3.7
  • TA: 6.2 g/L
  • Ageing
    • 17 months in French oak,
    • 34% new 
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Grilled Steak w/Provencal Herbs
Cheese & Nuts:
Hard Cheeses & Brie and Guyere
Sauces:
Red Wine Sauce