In a nutshell:
A rich, opulent and elegant Cabernet Sauvignon Bordeaux-style blend from the Napa Valley.
Peter Franus has been making wines in the Napa Valley for over 30 years and has been described by wine critic Robert Parker as "one of California's finest blenders and winemakers". Operating in a slightly more old school, minimalist approach to winemaking he produces wines with a richness, complexity and character. This full-bodied wine is a twelve barrel selection of classic Bordeaux varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Pronounced aromas of black cherry, dried herbs and ripe plum with a background of sweet American oak. Full and rich on the palate with integrated tannins and a long length. This wine is maturing nicely and we are delighted to have the 2014 vintage to offer.
92/100 - Vinous Antonio Galloni
When to drink:
Drinking well now but will keep for another 5 years or so. Try with suitably big, rich red meat based dishes. Will also work well with pasta in tomato based sauces.
Suitable for Vegans