Crocker & Starr AVA Cabernet Franc Red Blend 2018

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Deep ruby in color, this wine displays a gorgeous nose of dark ripe plum, cocoa powder, hot tamale candy, and sandalwood spice. Silky friendly tannins and medium body elegantly frame the fruit on the palate which lingers through the wine’s lengthy and seamless finish. This blend of Cabernet Franc is drinking beautifully now and will cellar well over the next ten years. The 2018 A.V.A. Napa Valley Blend of Cabernet Franc is composed of 70% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec and 10% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it races out of the glass with fragrant notes of kirsch, black raspberries and Black Forest cake with hints of pencil shavings, crushed rocks and cinnamon stick. The palate is medium to full-bodied with a firm backbone of finely grained tannins and a lively line supporting the perfumed red and black fruits, finishing on a lingering mineral note. Ripe and focused, with a core of gently steeped plum and mulberry notes laced with violets, singed vanilla and a whiff of singed alder. Long, fine-grained finish. Nicely done. Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2030.

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