Critical Acclaim: 93 pts Decanter, 93 Point James Suckling
Winemaker Tasting Notes: The nose starts with crushed red stone fruits and violet petals with scents of potpourri. As the wine warms and opens, this defines more as dried rosemary and thyme. There is a back scent of minerality with a swipe of rust. The flavors are juicy and tart, mirroring the stone fruit, with the addition of dried cranberry. The flavors persist with enough tannin to clear the palate for the next bite or sip. Acidity leads the finish, making the wine mouthwatering, all the while still carrying the fruit flavor, anise and typical graphite notes. While it is still a tad racy in its youth, that makes it a great foil to robust stews or rustic charcuterie. With cellar time, the components will come in harmony, awaiting warmer weather.
"This wine is a tremendous value, a savoury and sophisticated Cabernet Franc for under $30. This wine's complexity makes a mockery of many wines 3x the price—gorgeous aromatics of clove, baking chocolate, Mediterranean scrub and racy blackberry. The lean palate shows great tension as it introduces blue fruits, savoury herbs and crushed stone minerality—a delicious delight."- Decanter
Varietal: Cabernet Franc.