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Trifecta Napa Valley Red Blend 2017

Full bodied and full flavor — 4 months ago

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L Cuvee Cabernet Franc 2002

Shay A
9.2

Yesterday’s Wednesday Wine Committee lunch. Normal format of 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All tasted blind.

Here was the ringer out of the 4 reds and it was quite easy to recognize. Total wash of sweet and ripe fruits...baked mixed berry pie, sandalwood, milk chocolate and toasted vanilla on the nose. The palate was oozing with blackberries, peppercorn and rhubarb tart. I called this Cali Petite Sirah. Nothing about this was cab franc like to me (and I love cab franc). Almost zin like.
— 3 years ago

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Adam Beasley

Adam Beasley

@Shay A I recently grabbed an 03 of this on sale. While 03 is obviously a lesser vintage, it’s encouraging to see this 02 drinking well. Perhaps my 03 will have a more typical Franc profile if it has any life left in it...
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@Adam Beasley : I’ll be curious to hear of your experience. I was certainly surprised it had this much fruit to it at 17yrs!

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Longwood Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Great spicy cab. Enjoyed with DD on vday. — 6 years ago

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Cabernet Franc 2009

Absolutely beautiful example of a 100% Cab Franc. Decanted for an hour before drinking. Lightly sweet on the front (almost apple-y) with a pleasing acidity on the whole mouth-feel. The typical Cabernet tannins show up at the end, but it's a kinder and more humble version compared to the big red Cabernet Sauvignon cousins. Will likely explore more Cab Franc instead of Cab Sauv next time at the wine store. Paired excellently with slow cooked beef shanks and a chilled out folk music playlist off Spotify. — 4 years ago

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Estate MX Cuvée Petit Verdot 2013

2013 vintage. Much more meshing on day 2. Very structure-driven with gritty tannins. Black currant, graphite, lingonberry, black plum, black cherry, violets, non-descript woody notes. Good example of the variety from a warmer climate. — 2 years ago

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Cuvee Louise Cabernet Franc 2009

Tannins pop! Lots of fruit. Tannic, chocolate finish. Good cherry and strawberry notes. But great acid. — 5 years ago

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MX Napa Valley Red Blend 2012

Really nice balance — 6 years ago