Cabernet Franc 750mL
96 - 6 pack cases produced
Vines celebrated a respite from the drought in 2018, and an ideal growing season brought a bountiful crop of fruit with complex, focused fruit flavors. The nose of the 2018 Robert’s Cabernet Franc recalls violets, cherries and almonds, with notes of lavender. The flavors are bright and fruit-forward, with notes of raspberry, ripe currant and blueberry, with lovely structure, silky, soft tannins and a persistent finish. With Cabernet Sauvignon providing a supporting platform, the larger percentage of the Vista block Cabernet Franc in this vintage brings elegance to the power and concentration of the traditional Summit block.
From Antonio Galloni: The 2018 Cabernet Franc Robert's Blend is a huge, opulent wine. Inky and super-concentrated, the 2018 packs a serious punch. Readers will have to be patient, as the 2018 is going to need a few years to soften. In my view, the pushed ripeness here obscures some varietal character, but the tannins remain imposing, a reminder that balance here can be very tricky to achieve. 92 Points