2009 North Coast Cabernet Franc
California: North Coast
Last year we featured an incredible Cabernet Franc from our relatively new friends at Auburn James. Our Agent Red, who seldom scores wines, gave that stellar Franc a super high 96 point score.
Today’s wine scored even higher, earning 97 points. This Auburn James 2009 North Coast Cabernet Franc is a masterpiece.
We love Cab Franc. This increasingly rare varietal is becoming harder and harder to find as a single-varietal wine. Franc is frequently used as a blending component, giving other wines a much needed boost.
This wine has a deep, full nose, with abundant aromas of cherry, blackberry, raspberry, chocolate covered cherry, cigar box, sweet spice subtle tobacco leaf, darkly, toasted oak and black tea.
Flavors cascade onto the palate, with concentrated flavors of blackberry, black cherry, blackberry tobacco, cedar, graphite, dry fall leaves, brown spice, black tea and a subtle hint of cracked peppercorn.
We hope that you love this wine as much our whole tasting panel did. We were all completely crazy over this rich, complex, delicious wine - and we hope that you’ll partake of this special opportunity to taste one of the best Cab Francs around.
This wine is very highly recommended!
Deep and inky crimson hues, with a slightly opaque heart and gorgeous, glinting ruby edges.
Cherry, blackberry, raspberry, chocolate covered cherry, cigar box, sweet spice subtle tobacco leaf, darkly toasted oak, and black tea.
Blackberry, black cherry, blackberry tobacco, cedar, graphite, dry fall leaves, brown spice, black tea and a subtle hint of cracked peppercorn.
Soft and elegant on entry, the wine hovers as it glides across the palate. Then, in an instant, the wine settles onto the palate, driving dark, delicious flavors to the far reaches of the mouth. A moment later, a crushed velvet dryness spreads all across the palate, drying the lips, cheeks and tongue.
This dark Franc is fantastically food friendly. Enjoy it with a really wide variety of food choices. We can’t help but recommend a Shepherd’s Pie or a gourmet Sloppy Joe!
What the Winery Says
- James Frost
- Cabernet Franc
- California, North Coast
- 146 cases