Soter Little Creek Cabernet Franc 2002
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
I've criticized Napa Cab Franc as too one-dimensional to bottle on its own, but this wine is so fruity, so charming that it borders on the exception to the rule. It's a soft, complex beauty, silky and delicate, brimming with cherry and oak flavors and a lovely, elegant finish.
A serious stab at Cabernet Franc, this wine offers intense tobacco, berry, sage and earthy mineral flavors that veer toward dryness on the finish. Needs food to soften the tannic edge; decanting is recommended. Will appeal more to those who like earthier wines. Best from 2006 through 2011.