Distinguished, and character driven, much like Kansas City head coach Andy Reid, this Cab Franc is one you can count on. Heralds the typical Mt. Veeder acidity and tannin structure combined with subtle vanilla characters to produce a wine with lush characteristics and long finish.
Pre-Sell: Wine available in February 2020
My favorite in the lineup was the 2016 Cabernet Franc Mt. Veeder. This rock star effort has a Cheval Blanc-like level of complexity and purity. Possessing a huge perfume of black cherries, blackberries, violets, lavender, and savory herbs, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, incredible elegance, ultra-fine tannins, and a great, great finish. It’s not a blockbuster, yet it has world-class complexity, elegance, and purity. Drink it any time over the coming 10-15 years.
One-hundred percent Cabernet Franc, the 2016 Cabernet Franc Mt. Veeder is medium to deep garnet-purple with pretty scents of kirsch, redcurrants and mulberries with touches of red roses, tilled soil, cinnamon stick and aniseed. Full-bodied, firmly structured with ripe, fine-grained tannins and sporting bags of freshness, the palate is impressively intense and perfumed with a long, spicy finish. 423 cases produced.