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Millbrook Cabernet Franc 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Rather subdued on the nose, this smells more of creamy red and black fruits with an overlay of smoky oak than I would have expected. Rather plush on entry, this has a finely polished nature with nice plump plum and black currant flavors accented by base notes of wood spice and a faint hint of tomato. The finish is a bit earthy with a fair bit of wood tannin and some chary notes. A pleasant wine, attractive even, but not what I expect from Cab Franc. 85pts

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Millbrook Winery:
John S. Dyson is a pioneer in the global wine industry, an innovator in site-specific planting, and extensive vineyard research. Millbrook Vineyards & Winery belongs to Pebble Ridge Vineyards & Wine Estates, a wine group John and Kathe Dyson created that is devoted to producing the very finest wines of their particular growing regions. In addition to Millbrook Vineyards & Winery,... Read more
John S. Dyson is a pioneer in the global wine industry, an innovator in site-specific planting, and extensive vineyard research. Millbrook Vineyards & Winery belongs to Pebble Ridge Vineyards & Wine Estates, a wine group John and Kathe Dyson created that is devoted to producing the very finest wines of their particular growing regions. In addition to Millbrook Vineyards & Winery, the group's other highly regarded properties include: Vista Verde Vineyards, also known as Pebble Ridge Vineyards, in the North Central Coast, California; Villa Pillo Estate in Tuscany, Italy, which was purchased in 1989 and launched its first wines in the United States in 1997 to excellent review; and Williams Selyem, the prestigious Russian River Valley winery that is arguably the top producer of Pinot Noir in the United States. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Millbrook Cabernet Franc

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,212
3.00 5
03/20/2012

Rather subdued on the nose, this smells more of creamy red and black fruits with an overlay of smoky oak than I would have expected. Rather plush on entry, this has a finely polished nature with nice plump plum and black currant flavors accented by base notes of wood spice and a faint hint of tomato. The finish is a bit earthy with a fair bit of wood tannin and some chary notes. A pleasant wine, attractive even, but not what I expect from Cab Franc. 85pts



Tasting Notes:

Aromas of red berry fruits and black raspberry accentuate rich flavors of plum and red berries with soft tannins and a lush ripe finish.

1179 cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Aged 11 months in French Oak.


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