The nose shows blueberry pie filling, blackcurrant, and vanilla. On the palate, blueberry pie and blackcurrant lead. Tobacco leaf shows on the mid-palate, but is quickly overwhelmed by vanilla. Acids are light. Sweet tannins and sweet vanilla linger on the mid-palate. Drink with barbecue bacon burger. (84). DH

WHO: Malibu Rocky Oak Estates Vineyard
WHAT: Cabernet Franc
WHERE: California, South Coast, Los Angeles County
WHEN: 2009
HOW MUCH: $27 (media sample)

 

 

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