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Vipavska Dolina Cabernet Franc

9.137 ratings
9.212 pro ratings
Vipavska Dolina, Primorska, Slovenia
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
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Holly Orchard

Certified Sommelier, President of Savvy Cellar Wines Inc.

9.3

Enjoyed the 2017 - A fair amount of earthy barnyard notes, but also not overwhelming. It had a bit of a prickly texture that quickly blew off a single glass, but persisted in a closed bottle overnight. Not necessarily a bad thing but just interesting to note that this wine was still alive and kicking when I tried it. Dried cherry, some dark fruit leather, silky tannins, and no strong pyrazines (which usually put me off Cab Franc). Amazingly delightful with some braised pork with roasted poblano peppers and cilantro. A really interesting and layered wine that had me going back for seconds. I thoroughly enjoyed this!

Enjoyed the 2017 - A fair amount of earthy barnyard notes, but also not overwhelming. It had a bit of a prickly texture that quickly blew off a single glass, but persisted in a closed bottle overnight. Not necessarily a bad thing but just interesting to note that this wine was still alive and kicking when I tried it. Dried cherry, some dark fruit leather, silky tannins, and no strong pyrazines (which usually put me off Cab Franc). Amazingly delightful with some braised pork with roasted poblano peppers and cilantro. A really interesting and layered wine that had me going back for seconds. I thoroughly enjoyed this!

Aug 28th, 2019
Mark Cartland

Very modern and clean style of Cabernet Franc (no obvious Brettanomyces). Palate is loaded with blackberries, black cherries, blueberries, and hints of caramel and toasted fennel seeds. Slovenian oak adds texture but not a lot of oak tannins.

Very modern and clean style of Cabernet Franc (no obvious Brettanomyces). Palate is loaded with blackberries, black cherries, blueberries, and hints of caramel and toasted fennel seeds. Slovenian oak adds texture but not a lot of oak tannins.

1 person found it helpfulJun 17th, 2015
mattswineworld

My first Slovenian wine: ripe fruits balanced with mildly drying tannins and good acidity. Impressed.

My first Slovenian wine: ripe fruits balanced with mildly drying tannins and good acidity. Impressed.

Sep 22nd, 2015
Harrison Fong

Generous fruit. Good minerality. Outstanding value.

Generous fruit. Good minerality. Outstanding value.

Jun 6th, 2015
Andy Halvorsen

Fruit on the nose. Sharp on the tongue. Smooth on the palette.

Fruit on the nose. Sharp on the tongue. Smooth on the palette.

Feb 15th, 2015
Veronica Castro

Love this Cab Franc. Bold fruit, elegantly made.

Love this Cab Franc. Bold fruit, elegantly made.

Feb 6th, 2015
Erich Broksas

Early Mountain Vineyards

9.1

Lovely Cab Franc from Slovenia.

Lovely Cab Franc from Slovenia.

Jan 9th, 2015
Stephanie Kendall

Slovenian can franc... Great acidity awesome wine!

Slovenian can franc... Great acidity awesome wine!

Sep 12th, 2013
Christopher Losa

Owner/Wine Director Bar Bambino

8.5

Fun. Needed a day of air to get interesting and be more than Cab Franc bell pepper.

Fun. Needed a day of air to get interesting and be more than Cab Franc bell pepper.

May 11th, 2013
Radmila wollrab

Very dry, needs to breath. But very good.

Very dry, needs to breath. But very good.

Feb 10th, 2020