2012 Palazzo Cab Franc

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Winemaker Notes

Aromas are floral tones of crushed violets & cassis, red & black cherries and black raspberry fruit! With just a hint of chocolate & spice! On the palate rich, lush, and velvety mouthfeel, with great acidity and soft supple tannins! Stunning red & black cherries and black raspberry fruit with 'Signature Notes'of dark & milk chocolate laced throughout! Finish: Long, silky finish with a seductive, velvety texture! Great acidity, with sweet, soft tannins and flavors of rich cherries & dark chocolate! Rich and complex…

Pair with Tuna Steak, Quail, & Chicken dishes…to Lamb Chops, Duck Breast or a delicious Bone-In Rib Eye! Very versatile food wine!

Critical Acclaim

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2012 Cabernet Franc is a beautiful wine with the succulence of this vintage on display – supple tannins, a velvety, heady, hedonistic mouthfeel, and a fragrant, floral black raspberry and black cherry-scented nose with forest floor and floral notes. The wine has great fruit, medium to full body, and a silky finish. Drink it over the next decade.
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
When I first nosed the 2012 Palazzo Cabernet Franc, I was immediately impressed with the authenticity of the wine's aromas and flavors. This is one of the finest examples of new world Cabernet Franc that I have experienced over the last decade. The wine's upfront black fruits, dried leaves and sweet earth are so inviting. There is even a charming hint of violets too. Smooth and layered on the palate, I can see a pairing with a savory lamb stew. Drinking quite nicely now. (Tasted: August 10, 2016, San Francisco, CA)