Tenuta Luisa

Friuli Isonzo Cabernet Franc

8.919 ratings
8.84 pro ratings
Friuli Isonzo, Gorizia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
Ellen Clifford

This is the face of someone who was feeling wary of her wine. Fortunately the “after” would be much better. One sip and I said “it’s alivvvve!” Which it is. There is a zip! on the tongue that makes you almost think there is effervescence except there isn’t. It’s a prickle followed by fresh blackberry soup. Like someone smashed the heck out of these berries. Pulverized to the point they almost cooked but not really. They still zing like fresh off the bush. The level of tannin also feels akin to the astringency of eating a raw berry, seeds and all. I was scared but all is good. This wine is also very good. Just make sure it is actual cellar temp.

This is the face of someone who was feeling wary of her wine. Fortunately the “after” would be much better. One sip and I said “it’s alivvvve!” Which it is. There is a zip! on the tongue that makes you almost think there is effervescence except there isn’t. It’s a prickle followed by fresh blackberry soup. Like someone smashed the heck out of these berries. Pulverized to the point they almost cooked but not really. They still zing like fresh off the bush. The level of tannin also feels akin to the astringency of eating a raw berry, seeds and all. I was scared but all is good. This wine is also very good. Just make sure it is actual cellar temp.

Aug 13th, 2019
jerod peitsmeyer

great.

great.

Sep 17th, 2014
Sean McClintock

Not too dry, well balanced, slightly fruity (berries), peppery.

Not too dry, well balanced, slightly fruity (berries), peppery.

Jan 20th, 2019
Teresa S

Holy rose aromas! Stewed berries, marjoram? Some kinda herb. A little bitter finish. I rank #3 of the flight.

Holy rose aromas! Stewed berries, marjoram? Some kinda herb. A little bitter finish. I rank #3 of the flight.

Oct 6th, 2017
Tim Graves

Robust and spicy

Robust and spicy

Mar 5th, 2015
Edgar salinas

Bell pepper from nose to palate. A cilantro, tomato, red fruit preserve. Clean and sharp

Bell pepper from nose to palate. A cilantro, tomato, red fruit preserve. Clean and sharp

Jan 24th, 2015
John Selle

Gentle finish, hint of blackberry. Went well with RibEye

Gentle finish, hint of blackberry. Went well with RibEye

Jun 12th, 2014
Peter van den Besselaar

Peter had this 4 years ago

Peter had this 4 years ago

May 29th, 2015
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

8.6

John had this 5 years ago

John had this 5 years ago

Apr 14th, 2014
Michael Peterson

Michael had this 3 years ago

Michael had this 3 years ago

Nov 28th, 2016