$50, 5 stars, 93 points, Cabernet franc, california, Naked Wines, Napa
Deep ruby with rim variation to garnet plus some slow moving legs (14.5% ABV). The nose has varietally true aromas of green pepper, blackberry, black raspberry and some menthol perfume. Very faint notes of oak alongside some coffee, crushed rock and vanilla. It smells gorgeous. The palate is dry with medium (+) acidity and delightfully fine grained tannins that caress. Full bodied, I get flavors of black raspberry, blackberry, menthol, oak nuance, coffee, chocolate. The green pepper aromas don’t show up on the palate btw. The finish is a touch smoky and medium (+) in length with the tannins completely melded and the acidity softening. A very balanced and somewhat complex wine that really coats my mouth with delicious, ripe fruit. I like it a lot and give it 93 points. I’m searing some Sous Vide Strip steaks, this is going to pair beautifully. For $50 its a treat-night wine that gets 5 stars from me. Drink till 2030. Salut….