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Dakota Shy Wine


2022 Dakota Shy Cabernet Franc
Oakville Ranch Vineyard

2022 Dakota Shy Cabernet Franc<br>Oakville Ranch Vineyard

2022 Dakota Shy Cabernet Franc
Oakville Ranch Vineyard

Tasting Notes

Leads with gorgeous aromas of violets, plum, dark berries and cherry blossoms. Super textured and palate coating with an energetic core of blackberry and spice framed by silky tannins. One of the more approachable Oakville Ranch Cabernet Franc vintages at this stage – it will be hard to resist drinking every bottle of this utterly delicious Franc on release! 


The spectacular Oakville Ranch Vineyard is located in the eastern hills of Oakville and ranges from an elevation of 600 to 1,000 feet. Views from here span the entire Napa Valley and south to San Francisco. Just below the Pritchard Hill AVA and just above Dalla Valle, Peter Michael’s Au Pardis vineyard and Turnbull’s Fortuna – this is a sweet-spot in the valley for some of Napa’s most heralded wines.

Vineyard manager Phil Coturri does a remarkable job with the vines in these rocky, red volcanic clay loam soils – nurturing the development of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc with incredible power and richness as well as distinctive energy and brightness.

Dakota Shy sources from three blocks of Cabernet Franc and three blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon with a range of clones and rootstocks. The Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon lots are fermented separately and portions are carefully blended with a some going to the Oakville Ranch single vineyard Cabernet Franc and the balance going into our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon blend.


Appellation Oakville
Blend 75% Cabernet Franc, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrel Aging 18 months, 70% New French Oak
Clones Cabernet Franc Clones 332 & Saunders (Detert), Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 169 & 341 Caldwell
Rootstocks Cabernet Franc on 1103P and 420A, Cabernet Sauvignon on 110R
Soils Red iron-rich clay loam and volcanic rock
Vineyard Manager Phil Coturri
Winemaker Tom Garrett
Production 225 cases, 9 barrels