Red

2017 Detert Family Vineyards Cabernet Franc East Block Oakville

Cabernet Franc

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
Drink between 2024 - 2037 (Edit)
CT94 2 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 2

  • Cailles wrote: 94 points

    June 29, 2020 - Mostly Napa Valley 2017s (with 15/16/18 in the mix): Larger merchant tasting. Brief impressions. This was one of the best 2017s with a broad array of aromas on the nose and palate with lots of dark and red fruit, coffee, herbs, burnt sugar and herbal notes. Good intensity and definition, like all 2017 not too dense and thick, not too ripe but rather on the light side of things. Fine tannins, good acidity. A pleasant, early drinking vintage and wine.

  • sirpat00 wrote: 94 points

    May 13, 2020 - Putzi's Napa 2017 new arrival tasting: A new Napa arrival tasting hosted by a wine merchant. A total of 30 wines mostly from 2017 (with a few 2018 whites and new releases from 2016 and 2015 in the mix) were presented in various price brackets ($40 to $200+). For 2017 my takeaways were 1) 2017 is already approachable and offers immediate drinking pleasure. But 2) the wines also came across lighter and less layered. 2017 doesn’t seem to have the refinement of 2016, the depth of 2014 or the muscular concentration of 2015. For many, it seems, finding a spot in the sun will be hard with 5 outstanding vintages before and likely 2 more (at least) right behind. There were notable exceptions of course. Wine of the night was Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill 2017 (95) and just whisker behind Viader 2017 (95). A very notable mention deserves the Detert East Block Cabernet Franc 2017 for its unique character (94).

    Tasting note:
    Roasted coffee, black tee, some cedar and tobacco are more in the limelight than the red to blue type of berry fruit. Fine-grained and elegant, nice an harmonious on the palate with a distinct character. Definitely one of the more interesting juices tasted at this event.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2017 & 2018 Napa Valley In Depth (Jan 2020), 1/1/2020 (link)

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    2017 & 2018 Napa Valley In Depth (Jan 2020), 1/1/2020 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Napa Valley’s Extraordinary 2016 Cabernets (Dec 2018), 12/1/2018 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2017
  • Type Red
  • Producer Detert Family Vineyards
  • Varietal Cabernet Franc
  • Designation East Block
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Oakville

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 9 (5%)
  • In Cellars 167 (92%)
  • Consumed 5 (3%)

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