Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2006
|Region||California, Sonoma County|
|Brand||Pride Mountain Vineyards|
Wine EnthusiastThis is one of the few Cab Francs in California that works on its own. It's really a gorgeous wine, showing the full-bodied firmness of Cabernet Sauvignon, but without the tannic weight and density. The flavors veer toward scrumptious red cherries, red currants, milk chocolate and anise, with a dry, complex finish. Lovely with a fine grilled steak and rosemary new potatoes.
Wine SpectatorElegantly balanced, rich and full-bodied, with deep, supple black currant, herb, cedar and spice. Tight, focused and structured, ending with a long, complex finish. Best from 2011 through 2016.
Wine AdvocateThe medium-bodied 2006 Cabernet Franc, which includes small quantities of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, reveals spicy, cedary notes intermixed with hints of bay leaf, red currant, and darker fruits. The wine displays some sweetness on the attack, then narrows in the finish. Drink it over the next 3-5 years.