Trespass Cabernet Franc St. Helena Estate Grown 2005
Notes on the Trespass Cabernet Franc Napa Valley 2005 : WINEMAKER NOTES: Incredible purity of fruit! A beautiful garnet color invites your nose to the glass to enjoy vanilla, cola, sweet cherry tobacco, dried currant, cinnamon and allspice aromatics. I could go on... New scents continually rose from the glass with the passing moments of this wine opening up. The palate is ripe with a fine dusting of tannin supporting hard red candy, spots of minerality and dark chocolate. This Franc shows elegance and balance not always associated with this somewhat difficult varietal. All too often Cab Francs are dominated by green or under-ripe characteristics. Trespass possesses a cleaner and riper version from its very shallow and gravely soils. A terrior perfect for taming such a varietal to unleash its ripe, rice potential. This wine should improve over the next two years and survive to 10 years or more.TRESPASS CABERNET FRANC NAPA VALLEY 2005
Opened and left to air for two hours before the first glass, shows an amazing nose of sour cherry jam, wild berries, dark chocolate, ginger and fresh cut flowers. The nose shows so much depth and yet retains a freshness that's quite admirable. Full bodied and with a velvety mouthfeel. On the palate you find black cherry, mocha and cedar with a dark chocolate and red berry finish that seems to go on for at least a full minute.
Very tight at first but after about a 1/2 hour it was explosive dark fruit, forest floor and fresh baked bread (Yeah, I know that sounds odd but it smelled GOOD!). Clean and focus with great acidity