2016 Coquerel Cabernet Franc Bennett's Vineyard
Admittedly, I am not a huge Cabernet Franc fan because historically most of it has left me wanting more, often wondering if all Cab Franc was lackluster or if I had just been unlucky. After today, I am putting all of that behind me and all Cabernet Franc will be judged against this 2016 Coquerel Bennett's Vineyard Cabernet Franc. Yes, you read that right. This wine spoils you because it is a 100% varietal and made from a single vineyard - and it shows! Incredible dark maroon color with lifting aromatics of very ripe blackberries, cassis, hints of barn wood and cherry show the same on the palate with very juicy tannins and a finish that is surely a fist clencher. I know it was for me. This wine would pair well with braised short ribs but if you truly love Cabernet Franc, I would recommend this wine with a good book or a lazy Sunday on the sofa. It's truly a work of art and at only 96 cases you should grab this quickly!
Napa Valley, California
Suggested retail price: SOLD OUT
Drink The Bottles score: 96/100