Lateral Wine

Napa Valley Merlot Cabernet Franc

9.012 ratings
9.02 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Corey Reis

2012- after being decanted for 2 hours and put back in the bottle overnight, the nose is pure and vibrant; red currants, plum skins, earthy tones, and the palate follows through. Good balance of fruit and earth, supple from the merlot but it has a nice tannic grip, cab franc shows through in a nice green steamy character. Absolutely beautiful.

2012- after being decanted for 2 hours and put back in the bottle overnight, the nose is pure and vibrant; red currants, plum skins, earthy tones, and the palate follows through. Good balance of fruit and earth, supple from the merlot but it has a nice tannic grip, cab franc shows through in a nice green steamy character. Absolutely beautiful.

Jun 9th, 2015
Pamela Day

Oh dear - guess this isn't going into the chili!

Oh dear - guess this isn't going into the chili!

Mar 8th, 2017
Ted
9.1

Enjoying with @Lars Covintree. Not a bad wine here. Rich earth and blueberries that linger around for a while.

Enjoying with @Lars Covintree. Not a bad wine here. Rich earth and blueberries that linger around for a while.

Dec 10th, 2016
Marty Mathis

Marty had this 3 years ago

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Nov 21st, 2016
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May 20th, 2017
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Mar 27th, 2017
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