Foxen Heritage Cabernet Franc 2018
|California, Central Coast, Santa Maria Valley
Better, the 2018 Cabernet Franc Tinaquaic Vineyard Heritage Collection is all varietal and spent 22 months in 33% new French oak. Medium-bodied, balanced, and elegant on the palate, it has terrific cassis and cherry fruits as well as sappy flower, violets, and herbal notes. The purity of fruit is spot on, and it has the balance and class to evolve for 10-12 years with no issues.
The 2018 Cabernet Franc Tinaquaic Vineyard Old Vines Heritage Club is punchy and spicy. Red cherry jam, tobacco, leather and dried herbs confer a great deal of savory intensity. Varietal and site character meld together in a super-distinctive Franc that has so much to offer. I loved it.