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Recent Reviews - The following reviews were conducted in the last year. Below are 1 through 20 of the 35 recent reviews found.
95 • Ledson 2011 Cabernet Franc, Dry Creek Valley $52.
Brick red color. Inviting aromas of cherry, plum, blackberry, and dried herbs with a soft, dry medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium length, cherry, plum, boysenberry, and vanilla finish with light oak. Combines juicy plum and berry-cherry fruit with savory herb notes, generous, but not over-the-top fruit and a jammy, soft finish. (tasted on Aug-06-2014)
94 • Heritage 2012 Limited Release, Cabernet Franc, Outer Coastal Plain $35.
Medium clear minutely hazy rubbed color. Funky aromas of light barnyard (but in a good way) with a bright, dry light-to-medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length nuts and raisin finish with fine tannins and light oak. A great funky red for cheeses and rustic fare. (tasted on Apr-14-2015)
93 • Grande River Vineyards 2011 Cabernet Franc, Grand Valley $17.99. Best Buy.
Ruby color. Bright aromas of tomato and pepper jelly, cranberry sauce, pickled beets, and vanilla cream with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, complex, medium length, honeyed nuts, earth, bubblegum spice, and flowers finish with light oak. A zesty and savory cabernet franc that will be fantastic with spicy meat dishes. (tasted on Aug-05-2014)
93 • Grande River Vineyards 2011 Cabernet Franc, Grand Valley $17.99. Best Buy.
Ruby color. Interesting aromas and flavors of sweet pickle relish, cherry cider, roasted nuts, and mesquite honey with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, complex, medium-long finish with touches of borscht, earth, and blueberry cobbler with chewy tannins and light oak. A fun, flavor packed cab franc. Impressive. (tasted on Aug-25-2014)
93 • Alexandria Nicole 2012 Destiny Ridge Vineyard, "Wild One", Cabernet Franc, Horse Heaven Hills $42.
Dark garnet color. Lively, interesting aromas of huckleberry custard and pickled carrot with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, elegant, medium-long praline and earth finish with silky tannins and moderate oak. A vivaciously fruity and spicy cab franc that is sure to please. (tasted on Mar-16-2015)
92 • Elk Run 2012 Cold Friday Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Linganore $26.61.
Brick red bronze color. Rich aromas of waxy honeycomb, prunes, vanilla bean, and craisins with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium length, marinated beets and tomatoes, toffee, and cedar finish with soft tannins and moderate oak. A robust, earthy and savory expression of cabernet franc. Drink now. (tasted on Aug-05-2014)
92 • Easley 2012 Cabernet Franc, American $14.95. Best Buy.
Ruby color. Bright aromas of vanilla toffee, citrus blossoms, and berry danish with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long, pickled beets, pomegranate, and herbs finish with medium tannins and light oak. A great spicy, herbal expression of cabernet franc that will sing at the table. (tasted on Aug-05-2014)
92 • Canyon Wind 2013 Cabernet Franc, Grand Valley $19.95. Best Buy.
Dark garnet blue violet color. Savory aromas and flavors of teriyaki jerky, smoked nuts, and berry pie crust with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-long finish with overtones of pickled root vegetables, spiced pear, and earth with chewy tannins and moderate oak. A wonderfully savory and table friendly cab franc. (tasted on Aug-25-2014)
92 • Wakefield/Taylors 2013 Taylors Winemaker's Project, Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Malbec-Cabernet Franc, Clare Valley $25.
Violet black color. Lively aromas and flavors of spiced berries and cherries, chocolate mint, and vanilla toffee with a chewy, lively, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish revealing shades of cedar, herbs, peppery spices, and minerals with dusty tannins and moderate oak. A robust and balanced red blend. (tasted on Nov-17-2014)
92 • Jarvis 2012 "Will Jarvis' Science Project", Napa Valley $135.
Dark garnet color. Bright, fruity aromas of craisins and raisins, chocolate toffee, and delicate spices and herbs with a oily, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, medium-long roasted golden beet, honey baked apple, and dolmades finish with crunchy tannins and moderate oak. A great cabernet franc with lush fruit and oak. (tasted on Mar-16-2015)
91 • City Winery 2011 Alder Springs Vineyard, Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Mendocino $49.  Kosher 
Ruby garnet color. Mellow aromas of melted toffee, herbs, and honeycomb with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long, blackberry cobbler, nuts, slate, and blood orange finish with medium tannins and light oak. A well structured, smooth and appetizing cabernet franc that will shine at the table. (tasted on Aug-05-2014)
91 • Barboursville 2006 Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Virginia $50.
Dark ruby black color. Bright aromas and flavors of roasted berries, waxy honeycomb, and chocolate graham crackers with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an intriguing, medium-long finish that shows notes of minerals and cedar with silky tannins and light oak. An elegant and polished cabernet franc. (tasted on Jan-12-2015)
91 • Pend d'Oreille 2012 Cabernet Franc, Washington $21.
Dark ruby black color. Delicate, earthy aromas and flavors of lit beeswax candle, marinated olives, chocolate nuts, and pomegranate with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, compelling, medium-long finish with accents of leather, dried sour cherries, spice, and tar with dusty tannins and light oak. A nice earthy cabernet franc for the table. (tasted on Feb-09-2015)
90 • Hosmer 2012 Cabernet Franc, Cayuga Lake $18. Best Buy.
Ruby color. Mellow aromas of cocoa, pomegranate, and pickled peppers with a silky, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy, creme brulee, beets, and tomato finish with soft tannins and light oak. A stylish, nicely balanced cab franc. (tasted on Aug-05-2014)
90 • Maryhill 2011 Proprietor's Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley $24.95.
Brick red color. Lively aromas of red cherry, plum, wild strawberry, and baking spice with a soft, dry medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long, blackberry, cherry skin, rhubarb-plum, and dried herbs finish with medium tannins and moderate oak. Pretty notes of cherry and berry throughout are well complimented with a hint of dried herbs, understated oak and firm, but well-integrated tannic structure. (tasted on Aug-06-2014)
90 • Pear Valley 2010 Estate, Cabernet Franc, Paso Robles $19.
Dark ruby color. Aromas and flavors of cherry pie and cider and dill pickle with a bright, fruity medium body and a tingling, breezy finish with shades of sandalwood, roasted nut, and marinated root vegetable with earthy tannins. A savory and varietally correct cabernet franc that will work well with a variety of dishes. (tasted on Aug-25-2014)
90 • Barboursville 2007 Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Virginia $45.
Dark ruby black color. Bright aromas and flavors of roasted chestnuts, chocolate, peppercorns, and dried berries with a silky, dry-yet-fruity body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length finish with notes of cedar, dusty earth, and dried pear with well-integrated tannins and light oak. A very tasty and well balanced cab franc that is drinking nicely now. (tasted on Jan-12-2015)
90 • White Pine 2013 Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Michigan $26.99.
Dark ruby color. Bright aromas of chocolate rice bar, dried flowers, sour cherry compote, and mulberries with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, intriguing, medium-length nutshell, delicate spices, cedar, and leafy earth finish with dusty tannins and moderate oak. An nicely made and layered cabernet franc that will do well at the table. (tasted on Feb-09-2015)
90 • Eagle Eye 2012 AlphaWOLF Ranch, Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley $50.
Ruby black color. Delicate, fruity, earthy aromas of chocolate covered berries, pistachio brittle, and earth with a supple, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, sour cherries, cedar, pepper, and dried flowers finish with chewy tannins and light oak. A rich and rewarding cabernet franc with nice depth of fruit. (tasted on Jun-01-2015)
90 • Magnotta 2013 Limited Edition, Cabernet Franc, Niagara Peninsula $18.95.
Dull dusty garnet color. Delicate, fruity, savory aromas of currants and raisins and powdered nut cookies with a silky, crisp, dryish medium body and a smooth, charming, breezy beets, dried citrus, vanilla nuts, and dried flowers and cedar finish with fine tannins and light oak. A savory, chewy cab franc with great varietal character. (tasted on Jun-01-2015)
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