Frontier Justice has always highlighted Cabernet franc from Beckstoffer’s – ‘Dr. Crane’s vineyard is located in the western hills of Saint Helena. Given Cabernet Franc is the father of Cabernet Sauvignon, we always felt it deserved its own place at the proverbial table, and year after year, this luscious wine reinforces we were right to make that play. Born from a vineyard that sits at the base of the Mayacamas mountain range, the combination of alluvial soils, crushed volcanic rock, and a full day of Napa Valley sunshine make a fabulous environment for this fruit to call home.
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Integrity, quality, honesty and trust. These are the core values of the Bounty Hunter and the mantra for the Justice trio. With almost 15 vintages crafted expressly for Bounty Hunter, we couldn’t be prouder of the track record of our own flagship brand. They hang with the very best of the Napa Valley. Andy Beckstoffer’s Dr. Crane and To Kalon vineyards are Napa Valley royalty, first recognized for their greatness in the 19th century. They are two of the most purely alluvial vineyard sites in the valley, making them true Napa Valley Grand Crus. It isn’t just hype or fashion that causes wines from these vineyards to receive legions of 100-point scores every year; it’s the fact that these are simply magic vineyard sites, ones that have helped elevate brands like Schrader, Carter Cellars, Paul Hobbs, Realm, and Myriad to superstar status. Our long and enthusiastic partnership with these vineyards dates back almost 15 years, and the track record of our Justice wines now speaks for itself. Justice is served.
The 2019 Cabernet Franc Frontier Justice Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard is another racy, inviting wine that beautifully captures the essence of place. Silky tannins and soft contours wrap around a core of red/purplish berry fruit, sweet tobacco. Dried flowers, cedar, mint and sweet pipe tobacco fill out the aromatics nicely. The 2019 is very well done, not to mention an absolute delight to taste today.