Another star of the Palate Press Grand Tasting, earning a consensus four out of five stars and introducing many of our guests to Cabernet Franc. It was a lean, powerful Cabernet Franc, exhibiting the typical tobacco under clean blackberries and light but clear tannins. This will continue to age nicely for several years. Drink with New York strip steak. It is a particularly good choice for those who prefer their meat medium or more, rather than rare.

WHO: V. Sattui Winery
WHAT: Cabernet Franc
WHERE: Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
WHEN: 2007
HOW MUCH: $30 (Media sample)

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