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2009 Trespass Cabernet Franc

Light label condition issue

ITEM 8242534 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Amount Total
$60
Item Sold Amount Date
I8182225 1 $60 Apr 17, 2022
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PRODUCER

Trespass

Trespass Vineyard is in St. Helena. It is owned by Dana and Don Gallagher, who make their wine with help from Kirk Venge, one of the region’s most admired winemakers. The 5-acre estate is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Trespass makes red wines, including blends and Zinfandel. Debut vintages were the 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Franc

This is a parent grape to Cabernet Sauvignon. It most likely originates from Basque country. It is an excellent blending grape, known for making the exquisite Cheval-Blanc. Franc is a little hardier on a vine than Sauvignon, but drinks smoothly at the table.