Hints of potpourri and spice waft over aromas of ripe blackberries and bramble wood on this punchy, concentrated Cabernet Franc. Aged four years in French oak, it has a nuanced complexity that shows itself in shades of earth, toast and smoke that accent its tart red-fruit flavors. Finishes long with a hint of herbaceous green.
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