The 2009 Cabernet Franc which had been blended only 3 weeks previously was aged in 40% new oak and is likely to be bottled in December, 2011. It, too, displays plenty of herb and spice box aromas, a succulence that is impressive, a velvety texture, and exceptional length.
closed, tight, and needs decanting. Second night still dead. Third night - hello, fantastic aromas of violets, dark cherry, oak, and leather. The flavors exploded with dense ripe dark cherry, mocha, and chewy tannins. Final night gets a 94+