Category Cabernet Franc

Eden Canyon Jolie Red Wine – 2008 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy –

Varietals:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 85%
  • Merlot 10%
  • Petit Verdot 4%
  • Cabernet Franc 1%

Scent of cedar box, pine nuts roasting and rose petals; flavour notes of wild bramble berries, vanilla, Cardamom, and truffle.

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Korbin Kameron Sonoma Valley Cuvee Kristin – 2007 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals:

  • 31% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 28% Merlot
  • 19% Cabernet Franc
  • 13% Malbec
  •  9% Petit Verdot

A polished wine with all Bordeaux reds; this wine exhibits notes of braised red raspberry-cherry, Thyme, sweet chile Ancho, mushroom, and chocolate pieces.

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Merriam Jones Vineyard Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Franc -2007 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Essence of black cherry, plum, baking spices and white mushroom.
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Monticello Vineyards Estate Grown Cabernet Franc – 2007 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Dried Montmorency cherry-Pomegranite, white pepper, red floral notes and mild chile Ancho.
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Andesite Spring Mountain District Mervignon – 2007 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals:

  • Merlot 47%
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 44%
  • Cabernet Franc 9%

A blend where Merlot takes the lead; Acai, white truffle, espresso and Thyme.

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Amizetta Napa Valley Complexity – 2008 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon – 75%
  • Merlot – 21%
  • Cabernet Franc – 4%.

Roasted red pear, cherry, white truffle, hint of Eucalyptus; scent of freshly sanded cedar and suede.

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Orin Swift Napa Valley Papillon Red- 2008 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals:

Cabernet Sauvignon – 88%

Petit Verdot – 7%

Merlot – 3%

Cabernet Franc –   2%

Spiced red apple, flambé raspberry, freshly ground cardamom, and pepper.

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Gadino Virginia Antiche Viti Riserva Cabernet Franc – 2009 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Notes of warm red cherry, fennel, white mushroom and hint of allspice.

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Paradise Springs of Clifton Virginia Cabernet Franc – 2009 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Hues of bright cherry-currant, cinnamon stick, red rose petal, and Oaxacan simmering spices.

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Barboursville Virginia Octagon Red Wine Blend – 2006 – 9.1 (10.0) – James Meléndez / James The Wine Guy

9.1

Varietals:

  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Petit Verdot.

A proof wine that Virginia red wines have come a long way.  Layered, focused and dense—silken tannins.  Blueberry-Acai Confit, chocolate, smoke, Maittake mushroom and dried Thyme.

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