Reviewed on 2022-02-09
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Rating 89
Style Red
Variety
Vintage 2014
Appellation
Napa Valley
Napa County
North Coast
California
USA
ABV 14.5%
Price $85.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Drinking Outside the Lines, Sweet Tooth Cravings, Wine And Cheese Night

Drink If You Like

Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon , Merlot

Davis Estates Pinwheel Late Harvest Cabernet Franc 2014 Review

Sipping a sweet wine made from Cab Franc feels very American. As we crawled — battered — out of Prohibition, wines like this were all the rage. And California is where most of these wines were made. So it’s only fitting to see this late harvest Cab Franc coming from Calistoga. It has a dark, ruby hue and all the smells of the variety it was made from. The fruit is concentrated and balanced by the sweetness. The peppery notes do persist, which throws you a bit off. But with some good local cheeses this would be great.

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POINTS
Davis Estates Pinwheel Late Harvest Cabernet Franc 2014
Sipping a sweet wine made from Cab Franc feels very American. As we crawled — battered — out of Prohibition, wines like this were all the rage. And California is where most of these wines were made. So it’s only fitting to see this late harvest Cab Franc coming from Calistoga. It has a dark, ruby hue and all the smells of the variety it was made from. The fruit is concentrated and balanced by the sweetness. The peppery notes do persist, which throws you a bit off. But with some good local cheeses this would be great.

Reviewed On: 02-09-2022
89
POINTS
Davis Estates Pinwheel Late Harvest Cabernet Franc 2014
Sipping a sweet wine made from Cab Franc feels very American. As we crawled — battered — out of Prohibition, wines like this were all the rage. And California is where most of these wines were made. So it’s only fitting to see this late harvest Cab Franc coming from Calistoga. It has a dark, ruby hue and all the smells of the variety it was made from. The fruit is concentrated and balanced by the sweetness. The peppery notes do persist, which throws you a bit off. But with some good local cheeses this would be great.

Reviewed On: 02-09-2022