2005 Cabernet Franc

2005 Cabernet Franc

Blueberry pie meets green tea aromas. Full bodied with vibrant acidity, lively texture and a mouthwatering mid-palate. Gentle fine tannins finish with subtle espresso. Will go with anything edible!

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Appellation: Sonoma County
Vintage: 2005
Harvest: October 2005
Fermentation: Stainless Steel
Cooperage: French Oak
Blend: 80% Cabernet Franc
20% Merlot
Alcohol: 14.8%
Bottling: April 2007
Production: 1808 cases
Release Date: May 2007
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  • Wine Spectator: November 15, 2007 - Rating: 89

    Loamy, earthy flavors are dry and chewy, but the dense berry, spicy oak and toast flavors at the core are simply young and rambunctious now. Decant. Best from 2008 through 2013. 1808 cases made

  • California Grapevine: December 07/January 08 - Rating: 89

    Medium to medium-dark ruby; attractive, intense spicy, cassis and blueberry fruit aroma with notes of green olive and vanilla, and a hint of leather; full body: rich, textured, plummy, dark berry fruit flavors with overtones of sweet oak; firmly structured: full tannin; slightly harsh finish; lingering aftertaste. Highly recommended.

  • The Wine Advocate: December 28, 2007, Issue 174 - Rating: 91

    The elegant, dark ruby/blue/purple-tinged 2005 Cabernet Franc reveals notions of crushed rocks, menthol, blueberries, raspberries, sweet cherries, and subtle smoke and earth in the background. It is a medium-bodied, elegant Cabernet Franc with serious flavor intensity. It should drink well for 8-10 years.

  • Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: May/June 2008 Issue 138 - Rating: 91

    Good full red. Exhilarating floral aromas of blueberry, licorice and cinnamon complicated by leather and earth. Juicy, sweet and lively, with an intense flavor of allspice and terrific lift. Elegantly styled and very fresh on the lingering aftertaste.