Cuvee Louise Cabernet Franc 2009

Tannins pop! Lots of fruit. Tannic, chocolate finish. Good cherry and strawberry notes. But great acid. — 4 years ago

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Cuvée Louis Napa Valley Cabernet Franc

Starts with black cherry then bone dry oak at the end. Beautiful! — 6 years ago


Cuvée Louis Merlot 2011

This is so nice! Blend of Merlot, Petite Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec! What more do you need in a wine! — 7 years ago


Estate MX Cuvée Petit Verdot 2013

2013 vintage. Much more meshing on day 2. Very structure-driven with gritty tannins. Black currant, graphite, lingonberry, black plum, black cherry, violets, non-descript woody notes. Good example of the variety from a warmer climate. — 2 years ago

Daniel P. and Laura liked this


Longwood Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Great spicy cab. Enjoyed with DD on vday. — 5 years ago


Cabernet Franc 2007

Robin Fischer! — 7 years ago

Steve Robertson
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L Cuvee Cabernet Franc 2002

Shay A

Yesterday’s Wednesday Wine Committee lunch. Normal format of 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All tasted blind.

Here was the ringer out of the 4 reds and it was quite easy to recognize. Total wash of sweet and ripe fruits...baked mixed berry pie, sandalwood, milk chocolate and toasted vanilla on the nose. The palate was oozing with blackberries, peppercorn and rhubarb tart. I called this Cali Petite Sirah. Nothing about this was cab franc like to me (and I love cab franc). Almost zin like.
— 3 years ago

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Adam Beasley

@Shay A I recently grabbed an 03 of this on sale. While 03 is obviously a lesser vintage, it’s encouraging to see this 02 drinking well. Perhaps my 03 will have a more typical Franc profile if it has any life left in it...
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@Adam Beasley : I’ll be curious to hear of your experience. I was certainly surprised it had this much fruit to it at 17yrs!


Trifecta Napa Valley Red Blend 2012

Earthy, dry with a berry finish. Organic which was a pleasant surprise. — 6 years ago


Merlot 2000

So good. Everyone thought it was a Bordeaux or Cali cab. — 7 years ago

Weston Eidson
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