Moxie and I went out to dinner with some dear friends last night at our local Cajun/Korean Fusion restaurant. Don’t laugh, it’s an amazing combination of flavors and the food is presented in a very neat way that is meant for sharing, Tapas style. My mate drinks white wine (which I will review later, but his wife Mercedes and I shared this Lodi Cabernet Franc. It is 76% Franc with 20% Cab Sav and a dollop of Malbec. I really enjoy this winery’s offerings, they are always well made, smooth and easily accessible. This one was not far from the mark, albeit on a much more reasonable scale. At $12 retail, it was a bargain. Slightly tight on the nose, the purple juice flowed with black currant, dark blueberry and some white pepper. The structure was firm as expected for such a young wine but it was drinking well. The Franc had a nice perfume to it once it got going and the Cab Sav did wonders for the tannic backbone. I enjoyed this wine with dinner and would like to add a few bottles to the cellar for the near future drinking. 88 points and 4 stars from me. Salut….