Wine Spectrum #6 Wine of 2017
Cabernet Franc | Napa Valley | Wine Spectrum 95
This smooth, elegant yet powerful new release from Cameron Woodbridge is 100% Cabernet Franc fruit from Coombsville. Lithe and powerful structure with delicate hints of violets, smoke and vanilla on the finish. A delicious new wine made in tiny quantities (72 cases made).
About the Winemaker:
Wine isn’t simply a beverage. Wine is a passion, a way of life, of living. The appreciation of wine is something that Cameron Woodbridge was raised with. Growing up around the wine country of southern Ontario in Canada started this journey but it wasn’t until he was much older that the real journey began. Years were spent appreciating fine wines from France, Italy, Australia but it was the wines of California that he ultimately fell in love with. However, his journey of exploration in winemaking began in 2004 in the Barossa Valley, South Australia. Working alongside his brother and mentor Jayson Woodbridge (of Hundred Acre fame), Cameron began the process of learning that fueled his love of wine. He decided to not only learn this art of winemaking, but he would make his own wine! In 2005 I joined his brother’s winemaking team in California and began his education in earnest. Under the watchful eye and expert guidance of internationally acclaimed winemaker, Philippe Melka, and with his brother’s encouragement and tutelage, Cameron honed his skills as vintner. In 2006, his 4th harvest, it was time.