2017 Cabernet Franc, Oakville Station
Ample and generous aromas of black berry, black cherry and dark chocolate. A hint of sweet vanilla and some dried herb provide complexity. As the aromas evolve in the glass, this Cabernet Franc expresses its hedonistic California style. Smooth and round on entry, the fruit-focused core supports a complex blend of blackberry and red current flavors then turns to ripe summer fruit and sweet dried herbs, with just a touch of floral. Lush and full-bodied, the layers of savory herbs and allspice on the finish gives way to supple tannins and a lingering finish. Incredibly approachable now, but give it some time in the cellar, if you can.