A perfumed style of Cabernet Franc, which benefits from its relatively cool climate location in Carneros. It has a rich, complex style, with bitter cherry flavors of firm, dry tannins. There is just a slight note of bell pepper and the final impression is of a restrained elegant style, never too powerful.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.