Best of Class – 2009 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
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Vin du Lac's Cabernet Franc has been awarded Platinum from Wine Press NW 4 years in a row. Hearty Weinbau fruit is added to this year’s blend, which has added heft and structure. The merlot component comprises 18% this year, which adds mid-palate weight, but allows the Franc character to dominate. The result is a rich, distinctive, expressive Cabernet Franc: As always, this vintage offers a nose of Violets, Raspberries, and spicy, licorice-lined herbaceousness. On the palate, the flavors include ripe Strawberry and mocha undertones. Barrel aging was in one-year old, mixed French and American oak, with a goal of minimizing oak flavors that might interfere with the beautiful Franc character.