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2013 Peju Cabernet Franc "Napa Valley"

Peju 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Franc

Winery: Peju

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Cabernet Franc

Grape blend: 81% Cabernet Franc, 16% Merlot, 2% Malbec, & 1% Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $60

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 89.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: April 14, 2016

Wine Review: This ink red colored Cabernet Franc from Peju benefits from an hour or more of decanting. The decanting nicely balances out the tannins on this intense wine. It opens with a bold bouquet of blackberries, eucalyptus, black pepper, vanilla and oak. On the palate, this wine is balanced, dusty, dry, and a little acidic. Its displays a flavor profile of blackberries, strawberries, cedar and spices. The wine exhibits good structure and has an extended dry finish with slightly tart cherry flavors rounding it out. I would pair this Cab Franc with a grilled Portobello mushroom on a toasted roll with grilled red peppers and goat cheese. Readers should also consider cellaring this wine for another couple of years! - Joe

Winemaker Notes: This classic Cabernet Franc offers aromas of raspberry, green peppercorn and violets. Layers of savory dried herbs, clove, plum and blackberry immerse the mid- palate, finishing with hints of cedar and rosemary. This supple, elegant wine is brilliant now and will continue to mature for the next 5- 7 years.

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