Darioush Napa Valley Cabernet Franc 2015

$64.99

A small-production gem usually available at the winery tasting room only.  Limited. Earth-driven, with plenty of sweet black fruits, the Darioush 2015 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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Dr. Owen Bargreen Delectable Pro

The 2015 Darioush Cabernet Franc includes 10% Cabernet Sauvignon 4% Merlot, and 2% Malbec which was aged in nearly all new French oak prior to bottling. The herbal edge on the nose is tremendous with red and dark fruits and dusty earth mingling with cocoa powder. The palate shows serious viscosity and richness, with red bell pepper, red currant jelly and milk chocolate flavors layering the palate and persisting through to the long finish. This is a mere infant at this stage so try to resist this gorgeous bottling for at least another year. Drink 2020-2035- 95

The 2015 Darioush Cabernet Franc includes 10% Cabernet Sauvignon 4% Merlot, and 2% Malbec which was aged in nearly all new French oak prior to bottling. The herbal edge on the nose is tremendous with red and dark fruits and dusty earth mingling with cocoa powder. The palate shows serious viscosity and richness, with red bell pepper, red currant jelly and milk chocolate flavors layering the palate and persisting through to the long finish. This is a mere infant at this stage so try to resist this gorgeous bottling for at least another year. Drink 2020-2035- 95

9.5

Arden Barnett

True beauty... cannot beat a Cabernet Franc

True beauty... cannot beat a Cabernet Franc

9.3

Douglas Eddins

Warm butter, hints of vanilla and creme-fresh followed my blackberry preserves and lavender on the nose. Very well balanced, good acidity and soft tannin. Flavors of blackberry, plum and cola on the finish with a white pepper note that is almost unnoticeable yet provides a lovely spice component to balance out the sweetness. Excellent Cab Franc!

Warm butter, hints of vanilla and creme-fresh followed my blackberry preserves and lavender on the nose. Very well balanced, good acidity and soft tannin. Flavors of blackberry, plum and cola on the finish with a white pepper note that is almost unnoticeable yet provides a lovely spice component to balance out the sweetness. Excellent Cab Franc!

9.3

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