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.
|Blend:||75% Cabernet Franc
|Release Date:||May 2005|
Wine Spectator Insider: August 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.
The Wine Advocate: December 26 2005, Issue 162