Helios

Napa Valley Cabernet Franc

9.234 ratings
9.28 pro ratings
Napa Valley, 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
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

9.3

Another great bottle from Cathy Corison with tons of ripe fruit and silky texture. Good stuff!

Another great bottle from Cathy Corison with tons of ripe fruit and silky texture. Good stuff!

Jan 9th, 2018
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.5

Blind. Loved it. Heady floral perfume. Entering sweet spot with evolved aromatics but still youthful fruit.

Blind. Loved it. Heady floral perfume. Entering sweet spot with evolved aromatics but still youthful fruit.

Jun 19th, 2017
Charles Rivas

Absolutely stunning. A touch young, but still developing.

Absolutely stunning. A touch young, but still developing.

May 21st, 2017
Julia Burke

Stunning.

Stunning.

Nov 14th, 2015
M. Ventre

Excellent cab franc, polished, balanced and elegant.

Excellent cab franc, polished, balanced and elegant.

Apr 26th, 2015
Teresa S

Old world aromas green bean. Prune, and a cooked sweet/savory - molasses/balsamic? Caramelized onions? Delicious with French onion soup.

Old world aromas green bean. Prune, and a cooked sweet/savory - molasses/balsamic? Caramelized onions? Delicious with French onion soup.

Jan 14th, 2018
Rick K
9.2

Restrained and really pretty. Bright cherry and spice with just a hint of pleasant greenness. 13.5 abv

Restrained and really pretty. Bright cherry and spice with just a hint of pleasant greenness. 13.5 abv

Dec 15th, 2017
Gina Shay

First varietal Cabernet Franc wine I've had from @Cathy Corison . Delicious; a very nice complement to a medium-rare flank steak. It was even better shared with friends. :-)

#napa #cabfranc #cabfranclover

First varietal Cabernet Franc wine I've had from @Cathy Corison . Delicious; a very nice complement to a medium-rare flank steak. It was even better shared with friends. :-)

#napa #cabfranc #cabfranclover

Aug 2nd, 2017
Paul Jakubowski

Probably a bit young. Nice fruit, but probably needed a lot more air. Solid Cab Franc and paired nicely with our meal.

Probably a bit young. Nice fruit, but probably needed a lot more air. Solid Cab Franc and paired nicely with our meal.

Apr 28th, 2017
Paul Jakubowski

Memories from our '15 Napa trip! Light and decent fruit, but definitely needs some air. A little tart for a cab franc, but love the low OH and how easy it drinks. Cathy knows what she is doing! Try it!

Memories from our '15 Napa trip! Light and decent fruit, but definitely needs some air. A little tart for a cab franc, but love the low OH and how easy it drinks. Cathy knows what she is doing! Try it!

Jan 21st, 2017