While it shares the same floral overtones, the 2010 Bedell Cabernet Franc is a marked contrast to the demure 2011 vintage. This one is a bold, concentrated powerhouse of red cherry flavor, with a rich, lavish texture and a dark granite minerality that's penetrating to the finish. Equally good, but fascinating side-by-side.
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