Adobe Road

Bavarian Lion Vineyard Cabernet Franc

9.214 ratings
9.52 pro ratings
Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Cabernet Franc
Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Potato, White Rice, Herbs, Tomato-Based, Pasta, Mushrooms, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Lamb, Turkey, Pork, Duck, Venison
Top Notes For
Jared Silvia

Nice dark fruit nose. Good dark red color. Nice balance and finish is filled with barrel flavors:

Nice dark fruit nose. Good dark red color. Nice balance and finish is filled with barrel flavors:

Sep 2nd, 2017
Kevin Sands

Smells of berries. Lovely long legs. Dark fruit yet dry. I liked it at the tasting room and I love it here.

Smells of berries. Lovely long legs. Dark fruit yet dry. I liked it at the tasting room and I love it here.

Aug 31st, 2017
Carl Fischer

My style of Cab Franc. This one is all about the fruit. The nose is dominated by dark blue fruits with a hint of vanilla and anise. The flavors follow on the palate with blueberries and blackberries and soft tannins. This is medium bodied with average acidity. While it lacks the mouthfeel and texture I tend to like, the flavors here more than make up for it. Really enjoyed this @Shay Aldriedge

My style of Cab Franc. This one is all about the fruit. The nose is dominated by dark blue fruits with a hint of vanilla and anise. The flavors follow on the palate with blueberries and blackberries and soft tannins. This is medium bodied with average acidity. While it lacks the mouthfeel and texture I tend to like, the flavors here more than make up for it. Really enjoyed this @Shay Aldriedge

Aug 8th, 2017
Dave Montagne

Thank you Michael! Very nice CF!

Thank you Michael! Very nice CF!

Apr 29th, 2017
Shay A
9.3

What a pleasant surprise! I've heard that their '09 Cab Franc is phenomenal, but this is my first experience with Adobe Road's Cab Franc...bought these a while back at an event after never hearing of them and wanting some cab franc. Ruby red and royal purple mix in the glass. Surprised by the amount of fruit on the nose...blueberries, cranberries, plum, toasted oak. Smells a bit extracted, which actually works for this wine. Medium legs in the glass. Medium body, and the tannins take a back seat to the fruit even at this young age! Great acidity. Licorice, fig, blueberries and a faint spice of jalapeño to affirm it is a cab franc. Don't expect this to cellar for extended periods of time, but it's wonderful for the next 5-7. @Carl Fischer , have you had this?

What a pleasant surprise! I've heard that their '09 Cab Franc is phenomenal, but this is my first experience with Adobe Road's Cab Franc...bought these a while back at an event after never hearing of them and wanting some cab franc. Ruby red and royal purple mix in the glass. Surprised by the amount of fruit on the nose...blueberries, cranberries, plum, toasted oak. Smells a bit extracted, which actually works for this wine. Medium legs in the glass. Medium body, and the tannins take a back seat to the fruit even at this young age! Great acidity. Licorice, fig, blueberries and a faint spice of jalapeño to affirm it is a cab franc. Don't expect this to cellar for extended periods of time, but it's wonderful for the next 5-7. @Carl Fischer , have you had this?

Feb 20th, 2017
Josondra Horvath

Sweeter than a typical cab with fewer tasting notes and legs.

Sweeter than a typical cab with fewer tasting notes and legs.

Dec 10th, 2016
Grant Harmsen

Killer Can Franc! Elegant and smooth, fruit forward with perfect balance of espresso and cocoa on the finish.

Killer Can Franc! Elegant and smooth, fruit forward with perfect balance of espresso and cocoa on the finish.

Mar 10th, 2016
Gianluca Keeler

Adobe Road 2012 Cabernet Franc Knights Valley Bavarian Lion Vineyard

Adobe Road 2012 Cabernet Franc Knights Valley Bavarian Lion Vineyard

Oct 1st, 2015
Dana Hunter

Dana had this 3 years ago

Dana had this 3 years ago

Jun 23rd, 2015
John Berghoff

John had this 3 years ago

John had this 3 years ago

Apr 23rd, 2015