(From 2009 Vintage) Inky ruby. Complex aromas of cherry-cola, violet, cigar box and cracked pepper, with slow-building smokiness. Offers an array of sappy dark fruit flavors enlivened by tangy acidity. Finishes sweet, broad and long, with velvety tannins and lingering smoke and spice notes.
A deep plum color is highlighted with crimson edges in the 2006 Cabernet Franc. It is a medium-bodied wine with nuances that speak to the gentle nature of the 2006 vintage. On the nose, hints of mint mingle with some soy and cola-berry notes, and a nice smoky-earthiness. Nicely balanced with lively acidity, soft tannins and bright flavors of raspberry, sour cherry and red plums combining with pleasant tobacco leaf herb notes.
Wine Spectator(From 1994 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/98