A clearly defined varietal nose greets you, and the wine enters the palate with authority and vigor. It is precision- sculpted, with nuances—well integrated—of earth and herb and a hint of stem. It’s wrapped into elegant fruit flavors of plum and black cherry that fill in the finish.
I've criticized Napa Cab Franc as too one-dimensional to bottle on its own, but this wine is so fruity, so charming that it borders on the exception to the rule. It's a soft, complex beauty, silky and delicate, brimming with cherry and oak flavors and a lovely, elegant finish.