Michael David Winery (Michael & David Phillips)

Inkblot Cabernet Franc

9.122 ratings
9.05 pro ratings
Lodi, Central Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

Here is a beautiful wine to celebrate Cabernet Franc Day.

Dark ruby in color with a cloudy reddish rim.

Fruity nose of dried figs, blackberries, cooked cherries, raisins, vanilla, oak, licorice, spices, coffee, cola, pencil lead, peppercorn, chocolates, tobacco and light alcohol.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, blackberries, cooked cherries, dried figs, tobacco, raisins, vanilla, oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, herbs and coke.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a great Cabernet Franc from Lodi, California. Fruit forward, extracted and tasty, with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 2 hours of airtime, when the tannins show up.

Delicious, but might be too sweet for some. I'd like to revisit it in a year or two.

Good by itself as a sipping wine or with food. I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$35.

Here is a beautiful wine to celebrate Cabernet Franc Day.

Dark ruby in color with a cloudy reddish rim.

Fruity nose of dried figs, blackberries, cooked cherries, raisins, vanilla, oak, licorice, spices, coffee, cola, pencil lead, peppercorn, chocolates, tobacco and light alcohol.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, blackberries, cooked cherries, dried figs, tobacco, raisins, vanilla, oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, herbs and coke.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a great Cabernet Franc from Lodi, California. Fruit forward, extracted and tasty, with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 2 hours of airtime, when the tannins show up.

Delicious, but might be too sweet for some. I'd like to revisit it in a year or two.

Good by itself as a sipping wine or with food. I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$35.

Dec 4th, 2019
Eric Urbani

Black cherry, pencil lead / graphite.

Black cherry, pencil lead / graphite.

Nov 17th, 2019
"Odedi"

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a great Cabernet Franc from Lodi.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Very fruity on the nose with blackberries, sweet cherries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, raisins, spices, dried figs, tobacco, chocolates, mocha, coffee, peppercorn, earth, leather and coke.

Full bodied, elegant and bold, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, black plums, cherries, wood, cloves, light vegetables, pencil lead, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, leather, earth, light bell pepper and peppercorn.

Medium plus in finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a big and chewy Cabernet Franc from California. Well balanced and fruit forward, with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins (1 hour).

Good by itself as a sipping wine, by the porch, or with a big piece of steak. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

Wine Enthusiasts 90 points.

A great example of how I like my Cabernet Franc. Yummy, rich and delicious.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$30.

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a great Cabernet Franc from Lodi.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Very fruity on the nose with blackberries, sweet cherries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, raisins, spices, dried figs, tobacco, chocolates, mocha, coffee, peppercorn, earth, leather and coke.

Full bodied, elegant and bold, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, black plums, cherries, wood, cloves, light vegetables, pencil lead, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, leather, earth, light bell pepper and peppercorn.

Medium plus in finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a big and chewy Cabernet Franc from California. Well balanced and fruit forward, with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins (1 hour).

Good by itself as a sipping wine, by the porch, or with a big piece of steak. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

Wine Enthusiasts 90 points.

A great example of how I like my Cabernet Franc. Yummy, rich and delicious.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$30.

Feb 22nd, 2019
Allison Lyzenga

Deep purple; medium intensity aromas of black fruit, blue fruit, cedar shavings, vanilla, baking spices; developing; dry, medium acid, high tannins, high alcohol, full bodied, pronounced intensity flavors of blackberry, blueberry, boysenberry, black plum, shaved cedar, vanilla, baking spices

Deep purple; medium intensity aromas of black fruit, blue fruit, cedar shavings, vanilla, baking spices; developing; dry, medium acid, high tannins, high alcohol, full bodied, pronounced intensity flavors of blackberry, blueberry, boysenberry, black plum, shaved cedar, vanilla, baking spices

Jul 11th, 2018
DAL 9000

Pours inky dark. Big aroma of plums. Big dark fruit up front then a tannic burst in the middle. Then a long long dry graphite finish. Much more of a cab sav taste. Powerful. Softens as it opens up

Pours inky dark. Big aroma of plums. Big dark fruit up front then a tannic burst in the middle. Then a long long dry graphite finish. Much more of a cab sav taste. Powerful. Softens as it opens up

Nov 8th, 2019
Robert Hughes

Deep purple, black fruit, excellently balanced Californian.

Deep purple, black fruit, excellently balanced Californian.

Nov 21st, 2018
Kara Smart

Dark chocolate, plum, vanilla, oak

Dark chocolate, plum, vanilla, oak

May 14th, 2018
Keith Sedita

Keith had this a year ago

Keith had this a year ago

Dec 6th, 2018
Theresa Lee

Theresa had this 6 days ago

Theresa had this 6 days ago

Dec 10th, 2019
Gabriel Lerma

Gabriel had this 8 months ago

Gabriel had this 8 months ago

Apr 2nd, 2019