Acorn Alegria Vineyards Russian River 2008 Cabernet Franc, $22.94-$29.99, 91 points, begins with the color of Cabernet Sauvignon's black currant and a broad clear rim touching the glass's surface.
Beautiful color and aroma, are propitious, and with a wafting fragrance of flowers, cinnamon, cedar, and red cherry, I became more and more curious.
Medium bodied with lip-smacking acidity and mild, yet persistent tannin throughout, spearhead a balance between robust flowers and spice that's properly bridged by black fruit and green herbs.
Finishing long on the palate with ascending spice, the imprinting of straight Cabernet Franc begins in earnest.
This powerful expression of North American Cabernet Franc is not only reflective of a unique vineyard, but gardens of flowers and herbs, evergreen forest and sky.
Acorn winery continues to impress!
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