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92 • Colter's Creek 2009 Colter's Creek Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Idaho $28.
Garnet color. Delicate aromas of dried peach and raspberry danish with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, creamy chocolate and praline finish with fine, polished. A delicious, elegant cabernet franc for sipping or the table. (tasted on Aug-07-2012)
91 • Heritage 2009 Cabernet Franc, Outer Coastal Plain $25.
Ruby color. Aromas of roasted tomato and root vegetables and waxy chocolate cherries with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and tangy, raspberry tart and earth tannin finish. A very polished cabernet franc with a great savory character for the table. (tasted on Aug-07-2012)
91 • William Augustus 2009 Cabernet Franc, Rogue Valley $18. Best Buy.
Rich roasted coffee and dark chocolate, blackberry,pickled okra and pipe tobacco aromas with silky, dryish medium body and a tangy citrus and vanilla cream kissed finish. Good varietal character with a big dose of oak upfront. Very Chinon-like. (tasted on Aug-06-2012)
90 • Rotta Winery 2006 Dino Boneso Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Paso Robles $22.
Ruby red color with an orange-red brick rim. Interesting aromas of olive tapenade, dried pears, and raspberries with a tangy medium body and a tart pomegranate, chocolate, green tomato, and peppery spice finish. A racy sipper or table wine that will cut through oily foods like a knife. (tasted on Aug-06-2012)
90 • Beaucanon 2005 Cuvée Louis, Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley $30.
Ruby black color. Aromas of black raspberry creme brulee and chutney with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a rich concentrated, tangy cranberry, maple balsamic, cedar, and spice finish with firm oak tannins. Give this time or a well marbled steak. (tasted on Aug-06-2012)
90 • Cape May 2010 Cabernet Franc, New Jersey $18. Best Buy.
Garnet color. Aromas and flavors of green tomato, chocolate pretzel, carrot cake, cranberry compote with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a juicy finish with grassy, leafy tannins. Lots of Old World and varietal character. (tasted on Aug-07-2012)
89 • Pend d'Oreille 2008 Willard Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Washington $21.
Garnet color. Aromas of baker's chocolate, graham cracker, and spicy meringue with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a roasted vegetable and cranberry tart finish with a chewy, tannins. (tasted on Aug-07-2012)
88 • William Augustus 2008 Cabernet Franc, Rogue Valley $18.
Ruby color charcoal gray color. Aromas of baked berries, cocoa, roasted nuts and herbs with a silky, dryish medium-to-full body and a tangy apple and earth accented finish with smooth tannins. A nicely aged cabernet franc. Try with duck rillettes. (tasted on Aug-06-2012)
86 • Grey Fox NV Cabernet Franc, California $16.
Ruby color. Aromas of pepper, herbs, and baked berries with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy chocolate covered berry, cedar, and spice finish with chewy, pithy tannins. (tasted on Aug-06-2012)
84 • Bouquet 2010 Cabernet Franc, North Fork of Long Island $21.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Ruby color. Rather stemmy cranberry and chocolate mousse aromas with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium body and a savory borscht, sage, pepper, and bay leaf finish with a dusty tannins. A rustic table wine to pair with boar. (tasted on Aug-07-2012)