Cabernet Franc Viking Vineyard Reserve 2009

Cabernet Franc Viking Vineyard Reserve 2009

Cabernet Franc Viking Vineyard Reserve 2009

90 points- Robert Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate.  Elevated to a starring role, Bordeaux blending varietal Cabernet Franc breaks out from its back-up position to Lead.  Adelaida’s Viking Vineyard is an ideal incubator for the Cabernet family with its 1800 ft. mountaintop location and all day sun exposed south-facing slope.  Our Cabernet Franc, with only a mere one and a half acres,  excelled in the 2009 vintage.  The wine emphasizes the plump and fruit forward side of its more usual herbal influenced personality.  The current youthful tannins will reward either decanting or additional bottle age as aeration reveals the emerging bouquet of violets and resonant raspberry-like fruit.  Returning to the open bottle after several hours you will see the emergence of a mineral and tobacco leaf infused black licorice fruit melded with currants and the flesh of ripe plums.  Further bottle age will see additional complexity, reaching an optimum plateau by 2016 and continuing through 2019.    

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Our first estate Cabernet Franc, from our acclaimed Viking Vineyard, emphasizes the plump and fruit forward side of its more usual herbal influenced personality.  The current youthful tannins will reward either decanting or additional bottle age as aeration reveals the emerging bouquet of violets and resonant raspberry-like fruit.  Returning to the open bottle after several hours you will see the emergence of a mineral and tobacco leaf infused black licorice fruit melded with currants and the flesh of ripe plums.  Further bottle age will see additional complexity, reaching an optimum plateau by 2016 and continuing through 2019.    

Wine Specs

Vintage 2009
Vineyard Designation Viking Vineyard
 

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