Deep ruby in color, the wine displays a gorgeous nose of ripe raspberry and warm Mexican chocolate with a dash of chili. Silky tannins and medium body elegantly frame the fruit on the palate along with malt that lingers through the wine’s lengthy and seamless finish. Our AVA Napa Valley blend of Cabernet Franc is drinking beautifully now and will cellar well over the next ten years. Cabernet Franc 60%, Merlot 34%, Malbec 6%
Moving to the reds and another insane value, the 2016 Cabernet Franc A.V.A Red Blend checks in as 60% Cabernet Franc, 34% Merlot, and 6% Malbec that spent 22 months in 50% new barrels. Black cherries, savory earth, currants, and forest floor notes all flow to a medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced, elegant red blend that should be snatched up by readers. It’s going to keep for over a decade.