Sweet tannins and sweet vanilla linger on the mid-palate. Drink with barbecue bacon burger. (84).

2009 Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Cabernet Franc

The nose shows blueberry pie filling, blackcurrant, and vanilla. On the palate, blueberry pie and blackcurrant lead. Tobacco leaf shows on the mid-palate, but is quickly overwhelmed by vanilla. Acids are light. Sweet tannins and sweet vanilla linger on the mid-palate. Drink with barbecue bacon burger. (84). DH

WHO: Malibu Rocky Oak Estates Vineyard
WHAT: Cabernet Franc
WHERE: California, South Coast, Los Angeles County
WHEN: 2009
HOW MUCH: $27 (media sample)

 

 

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