2019 Napa Cabernet Franc
The dense deep purple color hints at the intensity in this wine. Aromas of sweet vanilla and pie spice layered over black cherries dominate the black fruit, accompanied by cassis. A full structured mouthfeel with consistent acidity. There is a clean, elegant progression of ripe black cherry, black currant, and juicy dark plum, great midpalate, and finishing with silky clove and vanilla. The big structure of this wine should have it drinking well into 2040 or beyond.