2018 Caladan Cabernet Franc wine bottle
2018 Napa Valley
Cabernet Franc

The 2018 Cabernet Franc opens with cherry blossom and raspberry, followed by kirsch notes and hints of espresso bean. The Cabernet Franc and Merlot combine in perfect harmony throughout a finish that showcases refined tannins and a post rain minerality.

Due to limited production, purchases are limited to a maximum of 3 bottles.
Vintage Overview

The 2018 season produced extraordinary fruit with great phenolic accumulation and without high sugar concentration. Late winter rains and a cloudy spring delayed bud break and flowering during the 2018 growing season. But then, fortune shined on the vineyards with ideal fruit set conditions, which drove up overall fruit volume by 20 to 30 percent. As the summer rolled in, steady heat accumulation and only a few heat spikes laid the way for a near-perfect fall growing period.


57% Spring Mountain District Yverdon Vineyard

24.5% Diamond Mountain District Wallis Vineyard

9.5% Howell Mountain W.S. Keyes Vineyard

9% Mount Veeder Mt. Brave Vineyard


98 POINTS Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, January 2021


532 cases


75% Cabernet Franc
25% Merlot

Barrel Aging

22 Months in French oak,
76% new