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Wine Guide > Beaucanon Estate > Cabernet Franc 'L Cuvee'

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Beaucanon Estate
Cabernet Franc

2003 Cabernet Franc 'L Cuvee'
Napa Valley

2003 definitely started out with a whimper but September heat spikes and a long, cool autumn gave us low yields and well-developed flavors that made all the restless nights worthwhile. I think you'll find our latest Cabernet Franc will help to smooth away life's rough edges for you as well!
Like many wines of the 2003 vintage, our Cabernet Franc is delicious now but will be even better with a little more time in the bottle. This is a great selection for those wishing to build a cellar but donít want to have to wait too long for their wines to mature to perfection.
For those who canít resist the siren call and have to open a bottle right away, you will be rewarded by our boldest Cabernet Franc to date. The nose is pronounced, with lots of black fruit, sweet oak vanillin and hints of smoke and violet aromas that will certainly become more pronounced.
The first sip is a bit of a shock with bright acidity vying with prominent and gripping tannins but that quickly fades as juicy black cherry and red apple fruit comes to the fore. Accompanied by deeper notes of cocoa and brambly, cinnamon spice, this bottling of Cab Franc is definitely expressing some of the attributes the variet

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