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2017 BOSS BLOCK CABERNET FRANC

Deep ruby hue. The nose opens with dark chocolate covered cherries, Earl Grey tea, sagebrush and savory meat juices.  Secondary aromatics of Chambord liqueur, soy sauce and fresh mulberry pop from the glass.  The palate is full and muscular upfront with unctuous notes of sweet black plum, herbs de Provence and tomato jam.  Brilliant acids and the “almost not there” tannin structure highlight the clean and seamless finish.  Even better on the second day. Decant for 2-3 hours for optimal enjoyment.  Best from 2021 and enjoy for at least a decade.

97 Points | Wine Advocate, Issue 231