Lang & Reed Cabernet Franc 2015

Lang & Reed Cabernet Franc 2015

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The 2015 North Coast Cabernet Franc shows a hint of blue violet on the rim of its color. The aromatics are typical of Cabernet Franc: berry fruit, floral and lightly herbaceous top notes. The flavors follow suit with more of a strawberry jam fruit impression that’s countered with a hint of ‘sous- bois’ (forest floor earthiness). All of this is wrapped in gentle, balancing tannins, which help to keep the flavors lengthy and satisfying. Though crafted for immediate enjoyment, it has the capacity to age gracefully.
Wine Enthusiast: 90
This earthy, savory wine from one of the few Cab Franc specialists in California shows feral aromas and complex, herbaceous, meaty flavors that challenge the notion of the varietal. It is medium bodied, firmly tannic and offers an interesting path worth taking.
James Suckling: 91
Fresh violets, herbs, elderberries, licorice and spices. The palate is grainy and somewhat edgy with firm tannins, fine acidity and a pretty finish.