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93 • Carr 2010 Camp Four Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Santa Ynez Valley $30.
Deep ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of craisins, chocolate mint, roasted pepper, incense, and leafy herbs with tangy, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a chewy, fine tannin finish. Very flavorful and vibrant. (tasted on Aug-19-2013)
92 • Heron Hill Winery 2010 Ingle Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes $24.99.
Ruby color. Aromas of pomegranate chutney, toffee, and clay with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, roasted pepper, cedar, grape leaf, and nut finish with superfine tannins. Lovely restraint and balance that bode well for pairings. (tasted on Aug-19-2013)
89 • Heron Hill Winery 2011 Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes $14.99. Best Buy.
Light ruby color. Aromas of roasted nuts, cherry skin, choco-mint, and clay with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a creamy chocolate mousse, praline, and incense accented finish. Great vibrant acidity for the table. (tasted on Aug-19-2013)
87 • Grande River Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Franc, Grand Valley $17.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Deep garnet black color. Meaty, earthy aromas suggest peppered jerky, craisins and roasted almonds with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, soy, wheatgrass and peppery spice accented finish. A very interesting range of lightly oxidized, umami flavors; pair with mushroom dishes and beef teriyaki. (tasted on Aug-19-2013)