2012 Cheval "Cabernet Franc"
Vibrant ruby color on the rim that deepens into an abyss of dark burgundy. Light hints of charred oak, dusty earth and dried stone fruit lead the senses to a rich and intense concentration of strawberries, raspberries, and plums. The fresh fruit essences from the nose follow through on the palate, with subtle traces of crushed allspice and cardamom. Soft and smooth tannins blend together to a slow, almost melting, lingering palate that last after the wine has left the mouth.