Penetrating tannins hold a tight grip over rich layers of blackberry and cherry liqueur in this bold, structured Cabernet Franc. Zesty cranberry acidity lifts the mid palate, exposing complex shades of chocolate, herb and granite. It's a solid wine now, but should meld beautifully from 2017–2020.
Anna Lee C. Iijima joined Wine Enthusiast in 2010. A former attorney turned beverage devotee, she holds a Diploma in Wine and Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is a student in the Masters of Wine Program. She is also an Advanced Sake Professional of the Sake Education Council with an enduring love for saké and shochu.Email: email@example.com