Although this wine’s price has increased over the years, its quality has remained constant. It’s an unusual blend of 95% Cabernet Franc and 5% Merlot, with firm tannins and a cut of fresh acidity, giving it a rich cherry intensity. The sheer luxury of the mouthfeel alone merits this wine’s high score.
A rich, dry and elegant Cab Franc, showing the fine tannins of Napa Valley, but with a fruitiness lighter and airier than either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot. The flavors are pure red and black cherries, violets and Canadian bacon, accented with smoky new oak. Delicious and compelling, and should develop for up to six years.
This weirdly named wine is a blend of 95% Cabernet Franc and 5% Merlot. It’s a bit soft and melted in texture, like liquid licorice, with flavors of cherries, red currants, mocha, anise and smoky oak, and the finish is dry. Notable for the elegance and purity of its tannin structure.