This limited bottling offers the opportunity to discover the intriguing personality of Cabernet Franc, which is a variety often used in blending Bordeaux-style wines. Our 2013 Cabernet Franc opens with effusive boysenberry and black cherry aromas, with more subtle hints of coffee bean, bay leaf and oak spice. On the palate, the rich entry of flavors fans out into multi-dimensional dark-fruit and spice expression. Well-integrated oak character, suggesting baking spice, caramel and mocha, lifts the aromas and lingers on the deliciously long finish. The refined tannins have just the right amount of “grip” to stand up to sizzling steaks, roasted pork loin rubbed with herbs, lamb kebabs, and other boldly flavored entrées, or aged cheeses.