Ashes & Diamonds Cabernet Franc 2017
Ashes & Diamonds Winery is a love letter to Napa Valley as it was when it took the world stage in the 1960s, revealing itself, along with Santa Cruz, as a geological wonderland capable of world-class wines. The winery is the ultimate convergence of modern and old-school flavors, committed to offering a wide-ranging group of wines that adhere to an ethos of light-handed winemaking and transparency of terroir. The Cabernet Franc, made by Steve Matthiasson, is a naturally restrained, balanced wine with subtle power and aromatic finesse that comes from the volcanic clay and sandy loam soils of select vineyards in Napa Valley’s cooler south side. This wine has ripe raspberry, wild strawberry, and more subtle notes of black pepper and balsamic, all followed by a long finish that is filled with damson plum and blackberry compote.