Peter Franus Cabernet Franc 2005
Cabernet Franc is extensively planted in the Loire Valley in France as well as in the right bank vineyards of Bordeaux. Lighter and less tannic than Cabernet Sauvignon, it is more approachable in its youth, a virtue for sure in California. Brown bag this with your friends.
A seductive medium ruby color draws you in. Classic cedar, earth, truffle, and floral notes with an interesting tension between the toasty oak and fruit. Flavors reflect the nose. Lively with good acidity in a warm but firm structure. A long finish with more cedar expressions.