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93 • Maryhill 2007 Proprietor's Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley $19.99. Best Buy.
Garnet black color. Rich lightly smoky aromas of mocha, chocolate covered nuts, dried blackberries and delicate peppery spice follow through on a supple, smooth entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with great depth, balance and a hint of sun dried-tomato and vanilla. Finishes with a smooth, fine tannin fade. A great, seamless sipper or table wine to pair with pork tenderloins. (tasted on Feb-03-2010)
93 • Calcareous Vineyards 2007 Cabernet Franc, Paso Robles $34.
Deep garnet violet color. Ripe, jammy boysenberry and huckleberry fudge aromas follow through on a juicy entry to a fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body with dried raspberry and delicate baking spice notes. finishes with a crisp, apple skin and cedar fade with firm, chewy tannins. A tasty crowd-pleasing sipper or table; pair with Latin steaks. (tasted on Feb-03-2010)
88 • Sakonnet 2007 Cabernet Franc, Southeastern New England $24.95.
Garnet color. Very smoky oak, roasted tomato, and faint barnyard aromas follow through on a supple entry to a dryish medium-to-full body with tangy dried berry, savory herbs and a touch of baking spice. Finishes in a cedar and earth accented fade with clinging pithy tannins. A interesting combination of Old and New World styles in table wine to pair with stews and pot roasts. (tasted on Feb-03-2010)
88 • Heritage Station 2007 Cabernet Franc, Outer Coastal Plain$24.50.
Garnet ciolet color. Coffee, roasted nuts, herbs, and mint fudge aromas follow through on a supple entry to a dryish medium body with tangy dried tomato and herb notes. Finishes with a tart, berry and cedar fade with powdery tannins. Pair with tomato, meat and pasta dishes. (tasted on Feb-03-2010)
86 • Pend d'Oreille 2006 Weinbeau Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley $21.
Garnet color. Honeycomb and dried berry aromas follow through on a nice overlay of spice on the smooth supple palate. Finishes with roasted nuts and a tangy, juicy tannin fade. (tasted on Feb-03-2010)
86 • Hagafen 2007 Estate Bottled, Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley $36. Kosher
Rich garnet color. Pleasant aromas of chocolate covered cherries, dates and nuts follow through on a round, supple entry to a dryish medium-to-full body with good depth and smoothness. Finishes with a balanced, vanilla accented, dusty tannin fade. Very nice. Pair with filet mignon. (tasted on Feb-03-2010)
85 • Jarvis 2005 Estate Grown, Cave Fermented, Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley $65.
Garnet purple color. Odd marinated okra and artichoke heart and dried goji berry aromas and flavors with a soft, push texture, dry, creamy medium-to-full bodied palate and a smooth fine, clay powder like tannin fade. Different. (tasted on Feb-03-2010)
84 • Treleaven 2008 Estate Grown, Cabernet Franc, Cayuga Lake $14.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Bright ruby color. Mild aromas of watermelon rind, cranberries and wet earth have a paper pulp note and follow through on a soft entry to a dry light-to-medium body with warm dried berry compote and green peppercorn notes. Finishes with a quick, dusty, slightly leafy fade. A dry, light table wine to pair with dark meat turkey. (tasted on Feb-03-2010)