Ovid

Experiment A2.7 Napa Valley Cabernet Franc Blend

9.416 ratings
9.29 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Bernard Rethore

Owner, Fion Wines

9.1

Swell bottle. Been on an Ovid run lately

Swell bottle. Been on an Ovid run lately

Feb 3rd, 2018
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.4

Beautifully evolved yet pure fruit aromas and flavors, combining richness and ripeness with freshness. Tilting towards dark berries and volcanic minerality, this structured and and oaky, ambitious red will be great for another 10 years easily.

Beautifully evolved yet pure fruit aromas and flavors, combining richness and ripeness with freshness. Tilting towards dark berries and volcanic minerality, this structured and and oaky, ambitious red will be great for another 10 years easily.

Dec 27th, 2016
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.3

I find the oak somewhat disturbing despite its age, so I'll question whether it'll ever completely integrate or not, but we're splitting hairs now. Densely packed and beautifully balanced and fans of powerful Napa Valley reds should hunt it down.

I find the oak somewhat disturbing despite its age, so I'll question whether it'll ever completely integrate or not, but we're splitting hairs now. Densely packed and beautifully balanced and fans of powerful Napa Valley reds should hunt it down.

Oct 16th, 2016
Victor H Jimenez

2007 vintage

2007 vintage

Sep 12th, 2014
Kyle Schlachter

Writer Colorado Wine Press

9.4

Killer 2007 cab franc blend from Pritchard Hill. All concrete fermented.

Killer 2007 cab franc blend from Pritchard Hill. All concrete fermented.

Jan 1st, 2014
Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

Back to a real wine,
14.9, still a little high but doesn’t burn your nose, medium bodied, but smooth blend
Galloni tasted in 2012 & rated 92, the blend was all in concrete

Back to a real wine,
14.9, still a little high but doesn’t burn your nose, medium bodied, but smooth blend
Galloni tasted in 2012 & rated 92, the blend was all in concrete

Sep 12th, 2018
Carl Fischer

Popped and poured and this bottle is singing out of the gate!!! Bright, amazing fruit with smooth tannins. Medium body. Very fruit-forward yet still perfectly balanced in my opinion. Loved this wine.

Popped and poured and this bottle is singing out of the gate!!! Bright, amazing fruit with smooth tannins. Medium body. Very fruit-forward yet still perfectly balanced in my opinion. Loved this wine.

Nov 6th, 2016
Nick Del Grande

So perfectly balanced

So perfectly balanced

Sep 16th, 2016
Nathan Leight

Delicious. Complex. Fruit forward. Smooth.

Delicious. Complex. Fruit forward. Smooth.

Sep 5th, 2015
Will Phelps

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.4

Will had this 2 years ago

Will had this 2 years ago

Mar 4th, 2017