Vintage 2019 | a favorite producer of mine. 100% Cabernet franc, vines 25 a 40 years old. Bio wine. It is so much fun to taste the difference between Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil and for example Saumur Champigny. Pop and pour. Frivolous raspberry bouquet, gains expression with aeration. It’s not the power that catches the eye, but finesse and elegance. Medium weight. Lovely now, paired with ostrich stew and mixed vegetables from the oven. Happy. — 3 days ago
Truly a memorable wine experience for this perfectly stored Sassicaia. The perfume on this wine was mesmerizing - Licorice, old library, tobacco leaves, leather and spice with a touch of cassis. I nosed it for 10 min before even tasting it (praying to the wine gods that the wine was intact) - perfection on the nose in my book. The palate lived up to the nose and perfectly reflected the notes with an added touch of dried roses and a hint of graphite. Why not a 10? The finish was a tad short, but I’m splitting hairs - I bought two more bottles of this from the amazing restaurant we ate at - La Caravella - in Amalfi. An outstanding restaurant, rich history (including a 1000 year old wine cellar with 20k bottles of wine which the staff graciously offered for me to tour) and lovely chef. A must visit for any wine/food geek if you’re on the Amalfi Coast. — 5 days ago
It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a tasty Cabernet Franc from Napa.
Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.
Fruity nose of black plums, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco leaf, chocolates, coffee, light bell pepper, peppercorn, earth and light vegetables.
Full bodied, elegant and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, coffee, oak, light vanilla, spices, dark chocolates, peppercorn, earth, black tea and vegetables.
Nice length on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This young Cabernet Franc from Napa Valley is starting to drink nicely now.
Showing a nice mouthfeel, with nice complexity and good balance.
Good right out of the bottle, and better after 2 hours of airtime, but it really needs longer than that.
This 3 year old will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years. Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years, and see how it evolved.
Has good potential to become a 94+ point wine.
Good by itself and better with food. Will pair nicely with lamb dishes. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
A blend of 86% Cabernet Franc,
7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7%
Malbec. Aged in (65% new) French oak barrels for 20 months.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$53. — 20 days ago
Vintage 2019 | quintessence Cabernet Franc, such a comforting bouquet! Pepperbell and cherries. A lot. Hint of minerals. Together better, quite harmonious. Velvety taste. Supple. Mild acidity. Charming. | paired with a ostrich steak, ratatouille with grated Swiss Belper Knolle cheese. — 9 days ago
Blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot & 1% Petit Verdot, deep Ruby with aromas of black fruits, spice and hints of floral. On the palate flavors of blackberry, black cherry and currants with licorice, cacao, slighty floral and savory herbs. Fine tannins, still a bit tight, long finish ending with fruit, spice, oak and savory mineral character. — 7 days ago