15 June 2007

2005 Hahn Estates Cabernet Franc

A while back I tried the Hahn Meritage, so whne I saw the 2005 Hahn Estates Cabernet Franc at the wine shop I jumped at the chance. 95% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Santa Lucia Highlands, California, $12. Blackberry, nutmeg, just a touch of Concord grape sweetness and plum flavors on the end. Surprisingly smooth and pleasant for a young Cabernet Franc, with few of the herbal notes that normally find. An excellent wine all around, yet not at all what I imagined.

An additional note: this wine just keeps getting better. I decanted it an hour before serving, and here three hours later it's even smoother and more fruit is coming out in the flavor.

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