Roark Wine Company

Santa Ynez Valley Cabernet Franc

9.136 ratings
9.17 pro ratings
Santa Ynez Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
James Sparks

James had this 3 years ago

James had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulSep 15th, 2014
Mark Lindzy

Still very much a baby, but showing great potential. I wish we had more time to let it open up and flesh out texturally. A solid choice for BBQ duck.

Still very much a baby, but showing great potential. I wish we had more time to let it open up and flesh out texturally. A solid choice for BBQ duck.

May 17th, 2016
Stephanie Losee

Had a couple of Cab Francs last weekend in Santa Ynez Valley and decided to keep it going. Very old world, this one--going to make it a regular

Had a couple of Cab Francs last weekend in Santa Ynez Valley and decided to keep it going. Very old world, this one--going to make it a regular

Apr 10th, 2016
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.0

Big boned but made with a light touch. Beautiful herbal profile pushed by clean, dark fruit. Yum.

Big boned but made with a light touch. Beautiful herbal profile pushed by clean, dark fruit. Yum.

Apr 28th, 2015
Mark Lindzy

This is a damn fine Cabernet Franc, I must say. First time trying Roark, this is varietally correct with some graphite and black cherry, great balance and freshness.

This is a damn fine Cabernet Franc, I must say. First time trying Roark, this is varietally correct with some graphite and black cherry, great balance and freshness.

Mar 4th, 2015
Richard Lewis

Robust, peppery finish, approaching inky. Fantastic.

Robust, peppery finish, approaching inky. Fantastic.

Aug 17th, 2017
Joshua Sigler

This one deserves the one to rock, one to stock. Great now, going to keep getting better.

This one deserves the one to rock, one to stock. Great now, going to keep getting better.

Mar 5th, 2017
Janette DeCaire

Lovely cab Franc clear crisp ruby color. Nice green pepper notes.

Lovely cab Franc clear crisp ruby color. Nice green pepper notes.

Feb 19th, 2017
Richard Lewis

An earthy red cherry, but restrained. Blind, I bet nobody would guess this was new world.

An earthy red cherry, but restrained. Blind, I bet nobody would guess this was new world.

Aug 25th, 2016
Richard Lewis

Lighter end of cab franc - cherries and something subtlely vegetal...tarragon?

Lighter end of cab franc - cherries and something subtlely vegetal...tarragon?

Mar 22nd, 2016