coco powder, plum, pepper, violets. supple tannins with good acid on the finish — 6 days ago
Cassis, Leather, Herbs. Super cool vintage in 2011 leaves acid and chalky tannins. Still has plenty of time. I’ll open the next one in no less than 5 years. Really lovely to have a Walla Walla under 14% — 2 years ago
Dry, complex, floral and lush. 2014 damn good. — 2 years ago
Smooth as silk, give it some air for the nose to open up
Winery notes, Our small cabernet franc vineyard is the most easily viewed block from the terrace of the winery, on a northwest-facing slope along the southern edge of the 29 North Estate. We planted our cabernet franc vines in 2000 and have enjoyed watching and tasting their amazing development year over year.
The nearly textbook conditions of 2012 presented very few challenges starting this almost ideal growing season with a mild spring, healthy bud break, steady flowering and even fruit set. Summer ushered in warm days and cool, frequently foggy, nights; fall had beautiful warm temperatures, with very few heat spikes. The bountiful fruit enjoyed long, slow ripening resulting in highly developed and expressive flavors. Light rainfall arrived after we had harvested optimally ripe fruit. The 2012 vintage is marked by wines of exceptional balance, captivating aromatics and are succulent on the palate. Immensely enjoyable in their youth, these wines are cellar-worthy and will gratify for the long term.
Our 2012 Cabernet Franc is loaded with rich and seductive aromas of cedar, clove, allspice and ripe blackberries. On the palate, creamy vanilla and seductive hints of oak are supported by velvety tannins and a pleasing lift of bright acidity. The balanced, welcoming structure of this wine allows it to be paired with even the most delicate dishes. We love roasted sea scallops or duck with dried cherries. Our Franc is beautifully expressive and approachable with a long and balanced finish to be enjoyed now and for the next 6 to 8 years.
Cases Produced: 296 Retail Price: $140 ~ 750ml — 2 months ago
Plum compote, cigar box, cocoa, blackberry. Voluptuous, chalky tannins. Still have time to soften. It lengthens the wine. Needs decanting to unfold. — 2 years ago
This needs some serious decanting. Best on the third day when all the finer nuances have been revealed. Black cherries, strawberries, mocha, oak, smoke and a touch of mint. Balanced and smooth. — 2 years ago
The Latin name for north-northwest winds is CERCIUS – the defining feature and raison d'etre for partners Michel Gassier, Philippe Cambie and Eric Solomon to launch this new project. A blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah, with nice berry and floral aromas. Raspberry & cherry flavors maintain freshness from concrete tanks used during vinification. Fine tannins, medium finish, nice value. — 2 years ago