Medium garnet colored this Cab Franc has pretty thin, slow moving legs (14.5% ABV). The nose gives me medium intensity aromas of black raspberry, black cherry, coconut, cedar plank, toasty oak, chocolate powder, blueberry jam and some brioche/yeast notes. The palate is dry with medium (+) acidity and super smooth medium tannins. The wine coats my mouth and is full bodied with rich blueberry flavors. The red fruit are there but not as prominent. Toasty oak and some cocoa with a hint of coconut round out the palate. The finish is medium-ish and very caressing- the tannins are fully melded in this 7 year old wine that is drinking en pointe. It is delicious and will pair beautifully with my Hangar steaks and mashed taters. 92 points from me for this $57 offering that gets 5 stars. Drink till 2025. Salut….
Maxville Lake Winery ‘Maxville’ Cabernet Franc 2015, Napa Valley, California
04 Friday Nov 2022