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red wine asuka cabernet franc Napa Valley

天候に恵まれ、秀逸なカベルネ・フランを豊富に収穫できた2009年に、この赤ワインは誕生しました。明日に香るという名は、まさに風味豊かなカベルネ・フランの特徴を言い得ています。また、明日香とは、清浄な地、神聖な場所という意味を含み持ち、この葡萄の上質感や純粋さを例えてもいます。

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「豊かな果実味とチョコレートの個性を持つ、緻密で印象的なカベルネ・フラン。まろやかなタンニンのフルボディで、長く続く、味わい深い余韻を持っています。
このようなカベルネ・フランは稀有」

ワイン批評家 ジェームズ・サックリング

2018

AWARDS, 2018 Vintage

94+ Points | Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

COLOR

Deep Purple

Bouquet

Black pepper, spice, blackberry, blueberry, floral, pepperwood, cocoa, and granite

Palate

Medium-bodied, soft, delicate tannins

Origin

Estate Bottled, Napa Valley

Vintner

Kenzo Tsujimoto

Winemaker

Heidi Barrett

Viticulturist

David Abreu

Cépage

Cabernet Franc (80%), Cabernet Sauvignon (9%), Merlot (9%), Petit Verdot (2%)

Volume

1.5L, 750ml, 375ml

Alcohol

15.2% 

Barrel Aging

20 months in 50% new French oak, 50% neutral French oak

2017

Color

Dark ruby red

Bouquet

Floral notes, cocoa, coffee, cassis, white pepper, spice, blueberry & bright red fruit

Palate

Soft and well balanced with lush tannins and a lingering finish

Origin

Estate Bottled, Napa Valley

Vintner

Kenzo Tsujimoto

Winemaker

Heidi Barrett

Viticulturist

David Abreu

Cépage

Cabernet Franc (89%), Cabernet Sauvignon (7%), Malbec (4%)

Volume

1.5L, 750ml, 375ml

Alcohol

15.2% 

Barrel Aging

20 months in 50% new French oak, 50% neutral French oak

2016

Awards 2016 Vintage

95 points & Editors' Choice | Wine Enthusiast
95 points | James Suckling
 

Color

Deep purple

Bouquet

Honeysuckle, cinnamon, nutmeg, forest floor, currant, blueberry preserves, orange zest, violet

Palate

Blackberry compote, vanilla, cassis, lush tannins 

Origin

Estate Bottled, Napa Valley

Vintner

Kenzo Tsujimoto

Winemaker

Heidi Barrett

Viticulturist

David Abreu

Cépage

Cabernet Franc (96%), Cabernet Sauvignon (4%)

Volume

1.5L, 750ml, 375ml

Alcohol

15.2% 

Barrel Aging

20 months in 50% new French oak, 50% neutral French oak

2015

Awards

96 points | James Suckling
Top 100 American Wine of 2018 | James Suckling

Color

Vibrant, rich purple

Bouquet

Honeysuckle, black pepper, sage, forest floor, currant, blueberry preserves, orange zest, rose petal

Palate

Red plum, vanilla, cassis, lush tannins

Origin

Estate Bottled, Napa Valley

Vintner

Kenzo Tsujimoto

Winemaker

Heidi Barrett

Viticulturist

David Abreu

Cépage

Cabernet Franc (100%)

Volume

1.5L, 750ml, 375ml

Alcohol

15.2% 

Barrel Aging

20 months in 50% new French oak, 50% neutral French oak

2014

Color

Dark garnet

Bouquet

White pepper, currant, blueberry, cassis, violets, mint, rose petal

Palate

Vanilla, fresh blueberries, dried cranberries, fine tannins, medium body

Origin

Estate Bottled, Napa Valley

Vintner

Kenzo Tsujimoto

Winemaker

Heidi Barrett

Viticulturist

David Abreu

Cépage

Cabernet Franc (76%), Cabernet Sauvignon (10%), Merlot (8%), Malbec (1.5%), Petit Verdot (1.5%)

Volume

1.5L, 750ml, 375ml

Alcohol

15.2% 

Barrel Aging

20 months in 50% new French oak, 50% neutral French oak

2013

Color

Dark purple

Bouquet

Dark cherry, earth, chocolate

Palate

Supple tannins gently reveal chocolate, raspberry and notes of mocha

Origin

Estate Bottled, Napa Valley

Vintner

Kenzo Tsujimoto

Winemaker

Heidi Barrett

Viticulturist

David Abreu

Cépage

Cabernet Franc (94%), Merlot (6%)

Volume

1.5L, 750ml, 375ml

Alcohol

14.8%

Barrel Aging

20 months in 60% new French oak, 40% neutral French oak

2012

Color

Dark purple

Bouquet

Dark cherry, plum, earth

Palate

Supple tannins gently reveal chocolate, plum and notes of mocha

Origin

Estate Bottled, Napa Valley

Vintner

Kenzo Tsujimoto

Winemaker

Heidi Barrett

Viticulturist

David Abreu

Cépage

Cabernet Franc (94.1%), Merlot (5.9%)

Volume

1.5L, 750ml, 375ml

Alcohol

14.8%

Barrel Aging

20 months in 60% new French oak, 40% neutral French oak