2018 Cabernet Franc
98 Points Int'l Wine Report. TOP 100 WINE DISCOVERIES 2020
59 cases produced (only 2 barrels). Nearly soldout, but if you are interested in purchasing this wine, please email us at [email protected]
"The 2018 Cabernet Franc from Hertelendy is a complete knockout. This begins to impress with its profound aromatics of ripe blackberries, crème de cassis and blueberries that are accented by exotic spices, espresso, violets, toasted coconut and mocha which all come together and leap from the glass. On the palate this is full-bodied and multi-layered, possessing remarkable depth and concentration while maintaining beautiful balance. It goes on to deliver layers of ripe dark fruits that expand seamlessly through the long, opulent finish. Overall this is a flat-out delicious wine, which will be very accessible young, but should also evolve for many years in the cellar." — International Wine Report, 98 Points
TOP 100 WINE DISCOVERIES 2020, 97 Points Robert Parker making it in their All-time Top 40 Napa Valley Cabernet Franc's in their 40+ year publication history!
"A blend of 75% Cabernet Franc, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot, the deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Cabernet Franc Heavy Metal needs a little coaxing to draw out its amazing perfume of black raspberries, boysenberries, wild blueberries and kirsch with fragrant suggestions of rose oil, cedar chest, sandalwood, cloves and cinnamon stick and a waft of pencil lead. The medium to full-bodied palate explodes with intense red and black fruit flavors plus exciting tension and a rock-solid, fine-grained texture, finishing with epic floral and exotic spice fireworks." — Robert Parker, 97 Points
"A blend of 75% Cabernet Franc, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1% each of Merlot and Petit Verdot, the 2018 Cabernet Franc gives up a classic Franc nose of darker, black fruits, scorched earth, dark chocolate, and flowers. These carry to a full-bodied, elegant wine with plenty of mid-palate concentration, ripe, present tannins, a solid spine of acidity, and nicely integrated oak. It's another gorgeous wine from this team that's going to evolve for 15+ years." Jeb Dunnuck, 95+ Points
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