Los Pilares

Il Falconieri

Los Olivos District 2015

Time for my #FridayCabernetfix. This week it's a nice Cabernet Franc from California.

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Beautiful nose of black currants, cherries, dried figs, vanilla, cedar, licorice, spices, flowers, dark chocolates, black pepper and light earth.

Full-bodied and smooth with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with black plums, cherries, sweet strawberries, black currants, raspberries, wood, spices, chocolates, tobacco, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Long finish with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a great Cabernet Franc from Santa Ynez Valley, California.
Drinking very nicely now. Showing medium complexity with a nice, soft mouthfeel.

Good by itself as a sipping wine.

Wine Enthusiasts 90 points.

I had this vintage 6 months ago, and it is drinking better now. This 4 year old should drink nicely in the next few years.

I really loved the nose here. This is Interesting, tangy, enjoyable and delicious.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

— 18 days ago

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Terrazas de Los Andes

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Vintner's Reserve Los Carneros Syrah 2013

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