Palate Press Wine of the Week: 2007 Maryhill Cabernet Franc Proprietor’s Reserve Palate Press May 8, 2011 FCG, Tasting Notes 1 Comment The nose is full, dark and red fruit with sweet vanilla and toasted wood. On the palate, loads of chocolate-covered cherries dominate, followed by root beer, then raspberry black tea as it approaches the finish. Tannins are very sweet, just barely dusty, a bit stronger than acids. This would be good with a rib-eye steak, but it would be even better with a good hot dog. Recommended.