2013 Gibbs Cabernet Franc Carpenter Vineyard

Estate: Gibbs Napa Valley
Region: St. Helena, Napa Valley, California, United States of America
Vineyard: Carpenter Vineyard


Tasting Note:May 1, 2016

Second set of samples from Gibbs, and we were super excited to try these! Tasted both of these blind to make it interesting. Deep garnet red with a dark core. Nose was coated in caramel, baking spices and undertones of soft dark fruits. Palate started off muted, with some strong tannins (8.5/10). Finally opened up with some soft dark fruits in the mid palate. Definitely has more structure than the merlot and well rounded. Very dry finish and moderate plus body. Overall this is an amazing QPR/value wine, we definitely need to get a few of these to put away!

Wine is made up of 95% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Aged in 100% French oak for 20 months.

Drink Dates:

2016 till 2028.


92 points.

Price Point:

$ - Provided as a sample from the estate. Sells for $24.99 from the Estate.