Thursday, September 2, 2010
Trespass Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2006 Napa Valley Estate Grown
There were only 250 cases produced of this Napa Valley gem, this bottle given to me as a birthday present by my good friend, Eric Guido. Eric and his wife Deborah took a trip to Trepass Vineyards last year and returned raving about their wines, so I was really happy to unwrap this Cabernet Franc.
Deep and opaque ruby colors are followed by a sexy bouquet, strutting the catwalk with style and grace, but confident power. The aromas are red currants and blackberries while the palate shows signs of herbs and flowers, a wonderful balance of acidity and tannins, finishing beautifully with a suggestion of spices and strawberries.
Cabernet Franc is used for blending Bordeaux and other varietals in the Loire Valley, but is being seen more and more around the world.