2017 Gibbs Cabernet Franc
Posted On June 8, 2020
Majority of the wine world knows anything and everything about Cabernet Sauvignon. But why are they so uninformed and naïve to the great wonders of Cabernet Franc? If they would only research and try one, they would be quite surprised, even converted if you ask me. This example, hailing from the St. Helena region of Napa Valley, has all the hallmarks of just what a great Cabernet Franc has to offer. Loads of deep dark purple/blue fruit, with blueberry and plum in abundance. Violet notes shine like a Beethoven symphony, with cocoa powder and a light earthiness upon opening that dissolves and melts right into its velvety fruit structure. Consisting of 95% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petite Verdot and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon, this low production beauty is a treat from its lively start to its silky tannin finish. Take my tip and you are sure to be richly rewarded.