Auburn James

2010 North Coast Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc

California: North Coast

Offer Expired:Dec 22, 2016 at 11:59 pm
$50.00
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

King Franc

We’re wild about today’s rich, lush, delicious, food-_fabulous_ Auburn James 2010 North Coast Cabernet Franc. This is one of the best Cabernet Francs we’ve ever featured, and you know how very choosy our Agent Red is about his Cab Franc.

This wine still has a few years before it peaks. Drink some now, carefully meter out the rest!

As one of our panelist Agent Brix put it, “This wine has the right balance of powerful fruit, tannin and oak. That can be so difficult to achieve in winemaking.”

We can’t agree more!

On the nose, this wine is extraordinarily aromatic, with deep, rich aromas that waft from the glass. Blackberry preserve, brown sugar, raisin, black cherry, leather, tobacco and soft, sweet spice.

An absolute explosion of flavors onto the palate, with blackberry compote, black cherry reduction, molasses, dark chocolate, coffee bean, grilled raisin, leather and soft spice.

While Merlot is usually considered the most food-friendly of red wines, we believe that Cabernet Franc is the most flexible. Enjoy this wine with a vast array of foods, particularly something challenging like a spicy 3 alarm chili, a ratatouille or Mexican cuisine. Another great choice would be the finest cuts of Wagyu, Kobe or a tender filet!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Inky dark maroon, with wide purple edging. Tall legs descend the glass wall after a swirl.

Smell:

Blackberry preserve, brown sugar, raison, black cherry, leather, tobacco and soft, sweet spice.

Taste:

Blackberry compote, black cherry reduction, molasses, dark chocolate, coffee bean, grilled raison, leather and soft spice.

Finish:

Dynamic and exceptionally long, with juicy, dark fruits up front, with earth and spice at the rear palate, cocoa and spice at the edges.

Pairing:

While Merlot is usually considered the most food-friendly of red wines, we believe that Cabernet Franc is the most flexible. Enjoy this wine with a vast array of foods, particularly something challenging like a spicy 3 alarm chili, a ratatouille or Mexican cuisine. Another great choice would be the finest cuts of Wagyu, Kobe or a tender filet!

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
James Frost
Varietal
Cabernet Franc
Vintage
2010
Appellation
North Coast
Abv
14.8%
Cooperage
French oak
Production
146 cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Dec 22, 2016 at 11:59 pm
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