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Santa Ynez Valley Cabernet Franc

9.073 ratings
9.122 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
Jon Bonné

Wine Editor San Francisco Chronicle

9.2

Great, immediate, all the things Franc can be in the moment.

Great, immediate, all the things Franc can be in the moment.

2 people found it helpfulOct 6th, 2014
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.4

A new favorite and one of the most simply delicious Cab Francs I've ever tasted. Perfectly ripe without being overly so -- not stemmy, but also not jammy. If kool aid and gazpacho had a baby...

A new favorite and one of the most simply delicious Cab Francs I've ever tasted. Perfectly ripe without being overly so -- not stemmy, but also not jammy. If kool aid and gazpacho had a baby...

1 person found it helpfulMar 25th, 2015
John Skupny - Lang & Reed Wine Company

Stems & moth balls mask the delicate violet and dried herb aromatics. Simple and grapey, gamay like, stems in the finish too.

Stems & moth balls mask the delicate violet and dried herb aromatics. Simple and grapey, gamay like, stems in the finish too.

1 person found it helpfulJan 20th, 2015
Austin Hohnke

Raw and to the point. Red fruit, earth, and fresh acidity. Tom Jones, Django Reinhardt, and Harry Nilsson walk into a bottle.

Raw and to the point. Red fruit, earth, and fresh acidity. Tom Jones, Django Reinhardt, and Harry Nilsson walk into a bottle.

Sep 23rd, 2016
Steve Matthiasson

Owner/Winemaker Matthiasson Wines

9.4

Just like the label, analogue, not over-produced, soul and groove

Just like the label, analogue, not over-produced, soul and groove

Jul 18th, 2015
Orly Jaffe

herbs garni, tobacco, deep fruit. 120 cases..

herbs garni, tobacco, deep fruit. 120 cases..

Jun 21st, 2015
Stephanie Losee

Plummy and fun, plus points for the creative label. Another Bi-Rite win.

Plummy and fun, plus points for the creative label. Another Bi-Rite win.

Dec 26th, 2014
Cyrus Limón

Friendly but intriguing too. Ripe plums, dust and pepper. Bright.

Friendly but intriguing too. Ripe plums, dust and pepper. Bright.

Dec 18th, 2014
Mark Eastom

Awesomely subdued, Bourgeuil earthy nose, w/pencil lead, mushroom, wet earth and raspberry. For a young wine, the body is extremely approachable and the flavors are undeniably cab franc. Good juice.

Awesomely subdued, Bourgeuil earthy nose, w/pencil lead, mushroom, wet earth and raspberry. For a young wine, the body is extremely approachable and the flavors are undeniably cab franc. Good juice.

Dec 7th, 2014
Brett Pallesen

Juicy fruit. Very fun.

Juicy fruit. Very fun.

Nov 30th, 2014