Palazzo Napa Valley Cabernet Franc 2012

Ratings on Delectable

Eric Shanks

Herbed cranberry, raspberry jam, white pepper, and pencil shavings. Chunky snout for a -12. Slam dunk for $50.

Herbed cranberry, raspberry jam, white pepper, and pencil shavings. Chunky snout for a -12. Slam dunk for $50.

9.2

Shawn R Delectable Pro

Well done Franc without the green notes.

Well done Franc without the green notes.

9.3

Ellen Clifford Delectable Pro

Well I felt I should not open this for a while but my impulse control is not always the best. But I had people to share with so what the heck. Blind tasting, if given this I really would not ever guess cab franc. That is a compliment for cab francs. This is so silky, so cherry rich with a hint of the ground I'd think some sort of California blend--I will give it that much-And not involving cab franc-- But the best idea of the taste of this wine you could linger on forever-- is a cross between walking under gnarly mulberry trees when I was young and cherries I've soaked in Cherry Heering PLUS, say, a scoop of soil. Nowhere do I see the gnarly green pepper notes I see in oh so many cab Francs. This one gives me hope for the cab francs of the future. May they all be so rich. Thank you @Paul Treadway ! This is a cab franc I'm grateful my chums did not finish because...I will

Well I felt I should not open this for a while but my impulse control is not always the best. But I had people to share with so what the heck. Blind tasting, if given this I really would not ever guess cab franc. That is a compliment for cab francs. This is so silky, so cherry rich with a hint of the ground I'd think some sort of California blend--I will give it that much-And not involving cab franc-- But the best idea of the taste of this wine you could linger on forever-- is a cross between walking under gnarly mulberry trees when I was young and cherries I've soaked in Cherry Heering PLUS, say, a scoop of soil. Nowhere do I see the gnarly green pepper notes I see in oh so many cab Francs. This one gives me hope for the cab francs of the future. May they all be so rich. Thank you @Paul Treadway ! This is a cab franc I'm grateful my chums did not finish because...I will

9.2

Shawn R Delectable Pro

Pairs well with Bob Marley on the turntable-green herbs/bell pepper on the nose. Big and dense with tannins giving it support. Front of the palate gives off this dusty chocolate flavor mixed with blackberry and spice. Mid palate and finish merge offering a spiced tinged finish with cream and graphite.

Pairs well with Bob Marley on the turntable-green herbs/bell pepper on the nose. Big and dense with tannins giving it support. Front of the palate gives off this dusty chocolate flavor mixed with blackberry and spice. Mid palate and finish merge offering a spiced tinged finish with cream and graphite.

9.4

Sean Smith

I've been on the hunt for this wine for a few months now. The nose is incredible with black cherry, forest floor and cassis. Velvetty mouthfeel with supple tannins. On the palate I get more black cherry, raspberry, chocolate and a hint of spice. To date the most impressive Cab Franc I've tasted.

I've been on the hunt for this wine for a few months now. The nose is incredible with black cherry, forest floor and cassis. Velvetty mouthfeel with supple tannins. On the palate I get more black cherry, raspberry, chocolate and a hint of spice. To date the most impressive Cab Franc I've tasted.

9.5

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