Ballentine Vineyards

Pocai Vineyard Estate Grown Cabernet Franc

9.122 ratings
9.07 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
Jake Hajer

This will be great in 10 years. Now the oak is huge and upfront and is hot with alc (15.5%). Deep dense dark cab franc. A very Napa effort.

This will be great in 10 years. Now the oak is huge and upfront and is hot with alc (15.5%). Deep dense dark cab franc. A very Napa effort.

Aug 2nd, 2020
Tobin Trevarthen

A nice find. Lightweight for a Cab Franc.

A nice find. Lightweight for a Cab Franc.

Sep 1st, 2018
Meghan Hamilton

Wine Educator Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.6

2008 Blueberry Pie! Still going strong. Nice tannins.

2008 Blueberry Pie! Still going strong. Nice tannins.

Mar 26th, 2015
Scott Cunningham

Owner/Importer Bottleneck Wines

8.7

Youthful in color for an 11 year old wine, hot (14.7%), raspberry cola, grandmas attic, green olive.

Youthful in color for an 11 year old wine, hot (14.7%), raspberry cola, grandmas attic, green olive.

Jan 31st, 2015
David Kline

This wine screams Cab Franc from the moment you open it and wave it under your nostrils. Opens hot and steamy like a jungle nightmare, then turns dreamy and ferny and fruity and balanced. It attacks you, entices you, then turns you, you join it, become its leader and well, you know the rest Colonel Kurtz. Heart of darkness good! Get the jungle fever! You won't regret it! Gooey, sticky, fruity, dank, woodsy, earthy, hearty, unctuous, rambunctious; this is what Rumplestilskin drinks when he isn't spinning his wheels. You should too!

This wine screams Cab Franc from the moment you open it and wave it under your nostrils. Opens hot and steamy like a jungle nightmare, then turns dreamy and ferny and fruity and balanced. It attacks you, entices you, then turns you, you join it, become its leader and well, you know the rest Colonel Kurtz. Heart of darkness good! Get the jungle fever! You won't regret it! Gooey, sticky, fruity, dank, woodsy, earthy, hearty, unctuous, rambunctious; this is what Rumplestilskin drinks when he isn't spinning his wheels. You should too!

May 3rd, 2014
Leo Gentile

Bright boysenberry and black raspberry on the nose . Pleasantly jammy on the palate, masking high alcohol 15.1 at least. Look forward to trying in another year

Bright boysenberry and black raspberry on the nose . Pleasantly jammy on the palate, masking high alcohol 15.1 at least. Look forward to trying in another year

May 28th, 2018
Sylvia Taplin

Cherries! Elegant.

Cherries! Elegant.

Feb 1st, 2016
John Kelly

Cracked green pepper, cherry, blueberry

Cracked green pepper, cherry, blueberry

Sep 29th, 2014
Ian Hackett

Dry and delicious

Dry and delicious

Sep 29th, 2013
Jake Hajer

Jake had this 4 years ago

Jake had this 4 years ago

Jul 23rd, 2018