Beaucanon Cabernet Franc 2005
Beaucanons Cabernet Franc is an exciting example of what this grape can do in Napa Valley when grown well and vinified with sensitivity to this varietys herbal and savory characteristics The big fruit is there but so is great complexity and ageability Enjoy now or over the next 68 years
The color is of deep ruby red and perfectly clear with minimal sparkling. The nose is of earth and light fruit tones. The initial taste is sharp, but mellows and copies the nose perfectly. The follow-through is mellow and has a light mouth feel. There are earth notes and slight wood tones, but almost non-existent fruits. The wine is great and mirrors anything tomato based perfectly.
This is what I am talking about when I say one can drink a $100 bottle for $20