2010 Leopoldina Cabernet Franc
A stunning example of the amazing bouquet and structure this grape can achieve at its pinnacle, and now in its prime for enjoyment.
Aromatically arresting, dusted red and dark fruits jump from the glass. Simmering with spice and toasted fine-tuned French oak, the aromas beckon for a hedonistic first sip. The Cabernet Franc provides the backbone here: bright fruit, subtle tones of sage, cigar and rich mid-tones. Complementing this gorgeous Cabernet Franc is a tiny splash of Cabernet Sauvignon, which adds textural depth and black fruited berries. The lengthy and lingering finish rises and falls with delicious force.
praise for 2010 leopoldina cabernet franc
"The inky opaque purple-colored 2010 Cabernet Franc Leopoldina Vineyard offers an attractive blueberry-scented nose, stunning medium to full-bodied flavors that coat the palate, but are not heavy, pure blue and black fruits, glorious texture and precision, and an amazingly long finish. One of the finest California Cabernet Francs I have tasted, this sleeper of the vintage should drink well for 10-15+ years."
"A rich, full-blown, firmly tannic style, this puts the emphasis on vivid dark berry and boysenberry notes. Engaging and complex on the finish, where the flavors linger. Best from 2015 through 2025. 334 cases made."