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Cabernet Franc from Lodi, California.
SRP of $15 and available to NakedWines.com Angels for as low as $9. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
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Today we have another wine from NakedWines.com. This is the third that we've reviewed recently as we have being making an effort to try a number of their wines based on requests from readers.
The first wine we featured was the Highly Recommended Jim Olsen Fair Angel 2012, an intriguing blend of Zinfandel and Carignane from Lodi plus Syrah from the Sierra Foothills. Also check that post for more info on the NakedWines.com business model and an explanation of what an "Angel" is.
After that we featured the Bulk Buy rated 2012 Montaria Vinho Tinto, a highly drinkable blend of Alicante Bouschet, Trincadeira and Aragonez from Portugal. And today we go back to Lodi for another wine, but perhaps not from a variety that you would expect.
The 2012 Jacqueline Bahue Cabernet Franc begins with pleasant aromas of dark fruit (plums and prunes) along with a bit of mint and black pepper. There's a hint of a "green" note on the nose that does not seem to carry over when tasting, which I was happy about. In the mouth the wine tastes smooth and dry with soft tannins. There's more dark fruit but also some nice chocolate and coffee notes to balance it out. It gets even better after an hour or two in the glass so take your time with this one. It ends dry with a long and satisfying finish. Highly Recommended!
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Overall Rating: 8.0
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