Taste it Again / Lost & Found06 Jan 2017
- Category: Lost & Found / Taste it Again
(May 21, 2016) ... There are certain wines you have high hopes for when you just see the bottle, and this was one of those wines - the Red Shale Franc has long been a favorite and year-after-year continues to build its reputation as a reliable purchase for Franc lover, but in years like 2010 and 2012 it has been taken to another level. Right out of the bottle this one shows quite a bit of grit along with black cherry, mocha and tobacco ... but it's those gritty tannins that prove to be mouth drying in nature, I continue to hope they'll smooth out over the course of the evening ... and luckily they do; by the end of the evening there's are lovely smoky, coffee, tobacco, blackberry and cassis notes that have taken over the wine. Really lovely.