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Santa Ynez Valley Cabernet Franc

9.163 ratings
9.116 pro ratings
Santa Ynez Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Cabernet Franc
Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Potato, White Rice, Herbs, Tomato-Based, Pasta, Mushrooms, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Lamb, Turkey, Pork, Duck, Venison
Top Notes For
Caleb Schiff

Stellar expression of this grape. Delicious with higher acidity than expected and firm tannins.

Stellar expression of this grape. Delicious with higher acidity than expected and firm tannins.

Mar 10th, 2017
Phil Stice

Stylish, sleek polished red fruit. Love the tension

Stylish, sleek polished red fruit. Love the tension

Nov 5th, 2015
Steve Fisher

Loire Valley Cabernet franc from Santa Ynez. Really? This wine is ridiculously good. And I had to come to Kauai to try it!

Loire Valley Cabernet franc from Santa Ynez. Really? This wine is ridiculously good. And I had to come to Kauai to try it!

Mar 4th, 2014
Stephen Stone

Haven’t enjoyed a Cab Franc in quite a while. Good to visit an old friend!! First time with this. Really enjoyed! Paired nicely with Lamb neck, Rib eye, sun chokes....spice, white pepper, cherry...fine example.

Haven’t enjoyed a Cab Franc in quite a while. Good to visit an old friend!! First time with this. Really enjoyed! Paired nicely with Lamb neck, Rib eye, sun chokes....spice, white pepper, cherry...fine example.

Dec 13th, 2018
Jennie Merchant

Medium bodies earthy red -herby - cooler region so less California like

Medium bodies earthy red -herby - cooler region so less California like

Jun 28th, 2018
Perry Atha

👍- no time to rate- but delicious

👍- no time to rate- but delicious

Jun 7th, 2018
Andrea Gussie

Fruity for a cab franc I love it

Fruity for a cab franc I love it

Mar 5th, 2018
Eric Naslund

Heard a lot about this and the first bottle didn't disappoint. 100% Cab Franc. Definitely on the "buy more" list.

Heard a lot about this and the first bottle didn't disappoint. 100% Cab Franc. Definitely on the "buy more" list.

Aug 13th, 2017
Randy

If the label didn't say California I would undoubtedly think Beaujolais. Lighter than the color leads on, cranberry, nice tannins, low acidity.smooth and easy drinking

If the label didn't say California I would undoubtedly think Beaujolais. Lighter than the color leads on, cranberry, nice tannins, low acidity.smooth and easy drinking

Jul 21st, 2017
Chris Koupal

New CA wines are crushing it right now. Love this Cab Franc from Santa Ynez Valley. Great balance, acidity and fruit. Serve slightly chilled with BBQ chicken. Not heavy at all for cab franc.

New CA wines are crushing it right now. Love this Cab Franc from Santa Ynez Valley. Great balance, acidity and fruit. Serve slightly chilled with BBQ chicken. Not heavy at all for cab franc.

Jun 4th, 2017