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Santa Ynez Valley Cabernet Franc

9.063 ratings
9.120 pro ratings
Santa Ynez Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Cabernet Franc
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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
Matt Sterr

Zesty with a slight smoke 💨 on the palate. Medium-full.

Zesty with a slight smoke 💨 on the palate. Medium-full.

Dec 14th, 2016
Sarah Bray

Soft, smooth, supple. Drinking beautifully right now, especially with a slight chill. #cabernetfranc #santaynezvalley

Soft, smooth, supple. Drinking beautifully right now, especially with a slight chill. #cabernetfranc #santaynezvalley

Apr 20th, 2016
Justinian Brock

Cab franc understood in the homeland

Cab franc understood in the homeland

Mar 13th, 2016
Matt Sterr

Made in the style of Loire. Medium bodied with slight tannins and lots of plummy, slightly earth/herb notes. Nice to see this style in Cali!

Made in the style of Loire. Medium bodied with slight tannins and lots of plummy, slightly earth/herb notes. Nice to see this style in Cali!

Mar 9th, 2016
Tom Elliot

Founder Northwest Wines

9.2

One of a handful of CA Francs I've sampled that compete with the best of NY, eastern OR/WA and southern OR.

One of a handful of CA Francs I've sampled that compete with the best of NY, eastern OR/WA and southern OR.

Oct 3rd, 2015
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

8.8

Restrained and light

Restrained and light

Aug 6th, 2015
John Skupny - Lang & Reed Wine Company

Delicate franc aromatics, more earthy than fruity, mouth watering finish. Just a little raspy. 2013 vintage

Delicate franc aromatics, more earthy than fruity, mouth watering finish. Just a little raspy. 2013 vintage

Jul 14th, 2015
Tony Botello

Vineyard Babcock, Hospitality Tyler Winery,

9.1

Hibiscus on the finish, nice tannic structure.

Hibiscus on the finish, nice tannic structure.

Jun 15th, 2015
Niki Lin

So fresh and delicious

So fresh and delicious

Mar 30th, 2015