Lots of beautiful black fruits, tobacco, chocolate, and floral nuances emerge from the 2019 Cabernet Franc, a medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced, layered beauty that brings plenty of classic 2019 fruit and texture while staying balanced. It will deliver the goods for at least 10-12 years or more.
A bit leafy on the nose, the 2019 Cabernet Franc—sourced mainly from the estate Sage Vineyard on Mount Veeder and augmented by fruit from Spring Mountain and Atlas Peak—adds sage and tobacco notes to black cherries and cassis buttressed by a hint of cedary oak. Full-bodied, concentrated and velvety on the palate, this is maybe just a touch warm but pretty darn nice, finishing plush and long, with softly dusty tannins and attractive anise shadings.
Stored on its side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase.
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