Wine Review

Color:  Red

Type:  Table

Maturity:  Ready

Appellation:  El Dorado
Country:  United States

State:  California

County:  El Dorado

Region:  Sierra Foothills (CA)
Producer Wine Name Varietal Reviewer Rating Vintage Cost
Gold Hill Vineyard    Cabernet Franc Mike Taylor Very good  2002  $28.00
Cabernet Franc is one of those varietals that often stand in the shadows of Cabernet Sauvignon. It typically finds wine duty from being blended. However, in this case, the Cabernet Franc is allowed to stand alone and shine. Gold Hill has done a fine job with their 2002 vintage.

The wine shows an opaque ruby core that fades to a purple rim. On the nose aromas of raspberry and rhubarb pie mingles with peppery spice. The rich fruit flavors follow the nose within a medium body. Refreshing acidity and fine elegant light tannins construct a seamless wine with loads of fruity enjoyment. This wine is well balanced and the finish is generous in length. If you're looking for a Cabernet Franc, this is a sound offering ready for enjoyment.
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Date added: September 21, 2005
Superb: 95-100 | Excellent: 90-94 | Very Good: 85-89 | Good: 80-84 | Ordinary: 75-79 | Undrinkable: 50-74

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