Wine Advocate | Rating: 97Composed of 88% Cabernet Franc and 12% Merlot, the 2015 The Falstaff gives a deep garnet-purple color and compelling nose of crushed wild blueberries and blackberries plus fragrant earth and Indian spices nuances, with coaxing, lovely garrigue, dried roses, cigar box and crushed rock nuances. The palate is soft and sleek, with an elegant, medium to full body and very fine-grained tannins supporting the intense blue and black fruit flavors, layering in spice box, earth and bay leaf notions on the long finish. 300 cases were made.Drink Dates: 2017-2037Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 73 bottles owned
- 28 collectors