WS 92 Pts. Winemaker Notes - Youthful and dark ruby in color, the briary aromas of our 2007 Cab leap from the glass. Paradoxically both dark and bright, there are hints of blackberry, cassis, tar, and rose petal. The wine is firm with ample tannin and acidity leading to cherry flavors that expand and stream across the palate. Warm sweet oak notes discretely extend the finish providing wonderful mouth-feel and no sharp edges. The wine is vibrant, hinting at longevity that I did not originally anticipate. Rated 90+
According to the Wine Spectator: The Franus 2007 Cabernet is firm and chewy, showing a cedary lead pencil edge to the dense dried blackberry and currant flavors. Intense, full-bodied and well-structured, this is tight and needs decanting, or better yet, some cellar time. Best from 2013 through 2023. 1,369 cases made.