Review Updated on 2019-05-22
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Rating 97
Style Red
Variety
Vintage 2016
Appellation
Napa Valley
Napa County
North Coast
California
USA
ABV 13.9%
Price $64.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Dinner Parties, Sipping Without Food, Steak Dinner

Drink If You Like

Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon , Merlot

T. Berkley Leaning Oak Cabernet Franc 2016 Review

I smell pepper! I smell spice! Finally a Cab Franc from the golden state that is true to the grape from which it was made. It still is definitely a Cali wine with juicy plum and cherry aromas mixing with hints of vanilla and baking chocolate but it’s those pepper and spice notes that are inherent in the grape, though often absent, that really bring this wine its success. It is unfined, unfiltered, comes from cool-climate Carneros, so win win all around.

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T. Berkley Leaning Oak Cabernet Franc 2016
I smell pepper! I smell spice! Finally a Cab Franc from the golden state that is true to the grape from which it was made. It still is definitely a Cali wine with juicy plum and cherry aromas mixing with hints of vanilla and baking chocolate but it’s those pepper and spice notes that are inherent in the grape, though often absent, that really bring this wine its success. It is unfined, unfiltered, comes from cool-climate Carneros, so win win all around.

Reviewed On: 01-02-2019
97
POINTS
T. Berkley Leaning Oak Cabernet Franc 2016
I smell pepper! I smell spice! Finally a Cab Franc from the golden state that is true to the grape from which it was made. It still is definitely a Cali wine with juicy plum and cherry aromas mixing with hints of vanilla and baking chocolate but it’s those pepper and spice notes that are inherent in the grape, though often absent, that really bring this wine its success. It is unfined, unfiltered, comes from cool-climate Carneros, so win win all around.

Reviewed On: 01-02-2019