Premier Etage
Lang & Reed 2004 ‘Premier Etage’ 
Cabernet Franc – Napa Valley
The words ‘Premier Etage’ by literal definition mean the ‘first floor’, or the level above the ground floor. Lang & Reed’s interpretive definition means one level up, a deeper profile and more complex expression of the Cabernet Franc grape. Premier Etage rises to the challenges of expressing intense quality of fruit and builds complexities from the geology and climate of benchland vineyards. Each of the cuvees receives slightly different fermentation regimes best suited to the particular vineyard and the ripeness of the grapes. All the grapes are de-stemmed, but not crushed, allowing the partial, whole-berry fermentation to bring forth the seductive Cabernet Franc perfume, aromas and fruit flavors.


Lang & Reed 2004 ‘Premier Etage’
Cabernet Franc – Napa Valley
 
$55.00 per 750mL
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$120 per 1.5L
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“An altogether different take on Cabernet Franc than its younger sibling (North Coast), the Premier Etage bottling is a full, slightly fatter and somewhat riper wine whose background of varietal tannis and its sweet oak are both a little more obvious.”
Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine, 5/2009

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