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Santa Ynez Valley Cabernet Franc

9.0302 ratings
9.0101 pro ratings
Santa Ynez Valley, Central Coast, 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
Eric Urbani

In Mag. Classic bell pepper notes on this straight CF from a great producer. And fab QPR. Vinous 91-93.

In Mag. Classic bell pepper notes on this straight CF from a great producer. And fab QPR. Vinous 91-93.

Aug 16th, 2022
Severn Goodwin

No real notes, a shared mid-week bottle while I was out picking up new Burgundy's.
Nice dark fruits, fine tannins, amazingly approachable. Easy drinker if you're biased to lighter style Cabernet Franc.

No real notes, a shared mid-week bottle while I was out picking up new Burgundy's.
Nice dark fruits, fine tannins, amazingly approachable. Easy drinker if you're biased to lighter style Cabernet Franc.

Jan 9th, 2022
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.0

Very close to a nice Loire valley CF.

Very close to a nice Loire valley CF.

Jan 13th, 2021
Kat Thomas

Sommelier Rose.Rabbit.Lie

9.6

Soft, supple & great for charcuterie & friends

Soft, supple & great for charcuterie & friends

3 people found it helpfulNov 5th, 2014
Andy Bartee

Sales Copain Winery

9.0

Acidic, super rich. Cool stuff

Acidic, super rich. Cool stuff

3 people found it helpfulOct 29th, 2014
Matt Perlman

Very good new world Cab franc that even a Loire devotee can appreciate. Fruit forward and soft but not overly ripe (clocks in at 13%), sweet dark berries and black currants, a bit of graphite and soil. Bang for the buck vs the best examples of comparably priced Loire CF is a different question (really not even close) but this is definitely tasty

Very good new world Cab franc that even a Loire devotee can appreciate. Fruit forward and soft but not overly ripe (clocks in at 13%), sweet dark berries and black currants, a bit of graphite and soil. Bang for the buck vs the best examples of comparably priced Loire CF is a different question (really not even close) but this is definitely tasty

1 person found it helpfulNov 4th, 2019
Jonathan Wall

Upfront effervescence and funk settles down into a beautiful balanced cab franc. 4 out of 5 dentist would guess this French.

Upfront effervescence and funk settles down into a beautiful balanced cab franc. 4 out of 5 dentist would guess this French.

1 person found it helpfulMar 3rd, 2019
Matt Trader

Seriously... for the funk-a-file. Bright juicy res candied fruit, acid driven, and funky as all get out. They claim to have always strived for a Loire style with Loire varietals, and this is as close as it gets.. (if not better) wow

Seriously... for the funk-a-file. Bright juicy res candied fruit, acid driven, and funky as all get out. They claim to have always strived for a Loire style with Loire varietals, and this is as close as it gets.. (if not better) wow

1 person found it helpfulFeb 24th, 2019
Kenny Baldridge

Cab Franc pairs well with Bellator.

Cab Franc pairs well with Bellator.

1 person found it helpfulDec 1st, 2018
Justin Smith

Undertones of violet and ripe red raspberry. Hint of effervescence, but blew off, continued to open throughout the night. Nice little Friday night number

Undertones of violet and ripe red raspberry. Hint of effervescence, but blew off, continued to open throughout the night. Nice little Friday night number

1 person found it helpfulApr 4th, 2015