Clos du Val 2016 Hirondelle Vineyard Estate Cabernet Franc (Stags Leap District)

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From the vineyard around the winery property, and the addition of only 1% Cabernet Sauvignon, this is a worthy representation of how beautiful the Cabernet Franc grape can be. Herbal, earthy and structured, it has thick, firm tannin and dry, toasted oak, with intense layers of black currant, violet and blueberry. A dusty texture gives it grip and complexity. Enjoy in good time; this should be stellar from 2026–2031. Virginie Boone

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