Darioush Napa Valley Cabernet Franc 2012

$64.99

A small-production gem usually available at the winery tasting room only.  Limited. Earth-driven, with plenty of sweet black fruits, the 2012 Signature Cabernet Franc is described by winemaker Steve Devitt as “the sleeper of the vintage. A bouquet of spiced chai and herbs de Provence overlays plush flavors of blueberry, fig and black currant with notes of cigar box and smoke. A gorgeously textured finish reveals notes of graphite and dusty chocolate.

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Ratings on Delectable

Matthew Marcino Delectable Pro

Big wine. Huge flavors. Needed more of a decant but drank it too quickly :-)

Big wine. Huge flavors. Needed more of a decant but drank it too quickly :-)

9.0

Lee Lightfoot Delectable Pro

Decanted overnight . Signature napa French oak dressing, couldn't peg it as a single varietal cab franc on day one. Needs ten years.

Decanted overnight . Signature napa French oak dressing, couldn't peg it as a single varietal cab franc on day one. Needs ten years.

9.1

Dean Bernal Sr.

A holiday tradition. Darioush Cab Franc. Spiced fruit with a clean fresh finish. Add a bowl of chicken & sausage gumbo.

A holiday tradition. Darioush Cab Franc. Spiced fruit with a clean fresh finish. Add a bowl of chicken & sausage gumbo.

9.2

Danny Owens

Paid $20 will open tomorrow.

Paid $20 will open tomorrow.

9.0

Rob Magaldi

Very dark long red. Lots of tannins

Very dark long red. Lots of tannins

9.1

Cortney Danner

can Franc Shout out. 2012 is 9.0 at best. Like the chapellet way more.

can Franc Shout out. 2012 is 9.0 at best. Like the chapellet way more.

9.0

Darren Sherburne

Ruby red with a slight rose rim, nose of strawberry and violets with rose petals and slight spice. Sandy tannins and slight fruit as well as vanilla from oak, superb and extremely drinkable Cab Franc.

Ruby red with a slight rose rim, nose of strawberry and violets with rose petals and slight spice. Sandy tannins and slight fruit as well as vanilla from oak, superb and extremely drinkable Cab Franc.

9.5

Michael Mendes

Dark fruit, some mint and graphite.

Dark fruit, some mint and graphite.

8.7

Mike Mayer

An interesting wine with a strong tannin backbone. Strong layers of blackberry, licorice and cedar flavors with some earth tones. A fruity but dry, gritty finish with strong oak overtones. This wine will probably age for a long time and will benefit from more time in the bottle.

An interesting wine with a strong tannin backbone. Strong layers of blackberry, licorice and cedar flavors with some earth tones. A fruity but dry, gritty finish with strong oak overtones. This wine will probably age for a long time and will benefit from more time in the bottle.

8.8

Natasha

I'm in Luvvvvv!!!

I'm in Luvvvvv!!!

9.5

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.