93 from the Tasting Panel:
The fruit for this single-vineyard Cab Franc was grown on volcanic soil at a high elevation. Slate and heather coat black fruit on the nose, paving the way for a dynamic palate with dry, grainy tannins. Notes of mocha and coffee wash over grilled plums as violets bloom, surrounding bold structure, elegant texture, and savory aromatics.
A virtually perfect Cabernet Franc – with all the exoticism and aromatic complexity this grape can offer but neither the typical greenness nor overripeness.