A deep ruby color with aromas of blackberries and blueberries and hints of fresh cut summer flowers. Flavors of red currents and spice with hints of toasted oak and grilled red meat. Bright ripe blackberries, graphite and spice through the mid-pallet with a long finish of crème brulée.
Produced from 100% Cabernet Franc, coming from Oakville, the 2016 Cabernet Franc Wandering Star spent 30 months in French oak barrels, 80% new. Deep garnet-purple in color, it gives up a pretty floral perfume of red roses and lavender over a core of rasp-berry pie, wild blueberries and Morello cherries with hints of pencil shavings and forest floor. The full-bodied palate delivers taut, muscular red and blue fruit preserves with a firm, grainy texture and a lively backbone, finishing long with impressive elegance and sophistication. 194 cases were made.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2041
94 Points—Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate Dec 2019)