2003 Cabernet Franc
Low crop levels in the 2003 vintage were disappointing, but served to intensify the already delightful character of our Cabernet Franc. Blended with 25% Merlot, this remarkable wine is virtually opaque in its deep ruby hue. Aromas and flavors of boysenberry, red currant and fresh sage gush from its rich and explosive mid-palate, followed by ripe blueberry, espresso and deep chocolate flavors in the finish.Back to Full Wine List
|Blend:||75% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot|
|Release Date:||May 01, 2005|
- November 01, 2007 Wine Advocate, Dec. 26, 2005, Issue 162
Blue fruits, ethereal lightness, and considerable elegance characterize the 2003 Cabernet Franc. It reveals minty, floral, blue and black fruit characteristics, admirable intensity and palate saturation, and considerable lightness on the palate. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.
- November 01, 2007 Wine Spectator Insider, Aug. 10, 2005
A seductive Style, with lavish vanilla and mocha laced oak wrapped around a rich, lively core of currant, wild berry and black cherry fruit that flows across the palate. Plenty of tannins, but it's best young, so decant and enjoy. Drink now through 2009.