Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2002
|Region||California, Sonoma County|
|Brand||Pride Mountain Vineyards|
Wine AdvocateI loved the penetrating aromatics and floral, blueberry, and menthol notes of the deep ruby/purple-colored 2002 Cabernet Franc. The blend is actually 75% Cabernet Franc and 25% Merlot. The flamboyant fragrance jumps from the glass of this sweetheart of a wine. There is tremendous concentration and intensity of flavor, yet the wine is light on its feet, with a surreal, ethereal flavor profile. Cabernet Franc can do some special things in California, and it is good to see this wine perform so well. Already drinkable, it should last for 10-15 years.
Wine EnthusiastCab Franc alone rarely makes a great wine in California, and this one's no exception. It's awfully nice in initial raspberry-cherry flavors, but loses substantial power and vitality midpalate, especially given the size of the tannins.