2018
Royale

Red Blend
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. At Frenchie Winery we give you the opportunity to take a piece of royalty home with you in the form of some delicious wines. Whether or not Frenchie descends directly from the monarchy is irrelevant. His regal airs lie in his pure breed attitude, his don’t–stand-in-my-way strut and his round eyes that shine like gems on a crown. His majestic dignity and kingly authority are irresistible, as much of his adoring public already knows.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Fragrant aromas of cherry cordiale, cassis and plum mixed with earthy notes. 

Palate: 

Blackberry, licorice and cocoa nib flavors spread across the palate. Brawny and dense, this is a big wine that demands attention.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The grapes of this prestigious blend were harvested from four vineyards - from Oak Knoll to Calistoga – to capture the best expression of the valley floor.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Napa Valley
  • Varietals:
    • 37% Petite Sirah
    • 32% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 15% Cabernet Franc
    • 7% Petit Verdot
    • 7% Malbec
    • 2% Merlot
  • Alcohol: 14.5% by vol
  • pH: 3.63 
  • TA:  6.2 g/L
  • Aged:  18 month in French oak
    • 17% new
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Grilled Flat Iron Steak with Blue Cheese Butter
Cheese & Nuts:
Hard Cheeses such as Cheddar or Parmesan
Fruits & Vegetables:
Caesar or Niçoise Salad
Sauces:
Blackcurrant Glaze
Grains:
Brown rice
SKU:
FRRERY183M
$85