2010 Sheridan Vineyard Boss Block Cabernet Franc
Due to have spent two full years in barrel and not re-tasted by me since bottling, Greer’s 2010 Cabernet Franc also strongly reflects its 100% new oak contingent. Mulberry preserves, creme de cassis, chocolate, and caramel are tinged with sage and mint, piquant, slightly under-ripe walnut, and brown spices, as well as a hint of salinity that helps serve for some saliva inducement, highly welcome in view of this wine’s strong finishing tannins. I won’t attempt to prognosticate as to post-bottling evolution.
by David Schildknecht, eRobertParker.com #204, March 2013
--The Wine Advocate
Deep Black center leading to a vibrant purple rim. This extremely aromatic wine delivers appealing savory components of lavender, fresh thyme and Szechuan pepper mingling with explosive black tea, cardamom and blackberry aromas. Plump and juicy black fig abounds upfront leading to allspice, cocoa and almond paste. The tannins are quite fine making for an immediately approachable wine. The finish is smooth, refined and beguiling for such a young wine. Flavors of bittersweet chocolate and Chinese 5 spice balance the structure and length leaving you begging for more. This wine will age gracefully for 10-15 years
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