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HALCYON Cabernet Franc  "Alder Springs Vineyard"  Mendocino County 2018

Retail Price: $45

Value Rating: 3.1

Wine Factor: 1.5
Date Posted: May 13, 2020
Cases Produced: About 40

Scores & Value Ratings Explained

DDWA Score: 92

Very Good Value


Begins with smells of plum preserves, lavender, fresh ginger and blueberries. The taste continues with the same goodies plus blood orange, bay leaf, pomegranate and licorice. Everything complementary…not one sensation overwhelms the others. Medium bodied, healthy acidity, smooth tannins. Super-good alone, better with food. Grilled salmon with a soy/ginger/sesame drizzle would be a glorious match.

Halcyon Winery is a champion of Cabernet Franc. They make around 6 Cab Francs a year, including 2 sparkling. These are the type of wines that define the next phase of California artisan winemaking as they bring intrigue, personality, passion and risk. Oh, and great flavor too.

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