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"Frontman" (by Behrens Family) Cabernet Franc 2015 (Napa Valley, CA)

95PTS J.D.

Winery Tasting Notes:
86% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon
Right on cue the 2015 Frontman takes the stage, aimed to impress with a vibrant garnet/purple hue and tons of cedar, chocolate and sweet toasty oak on the nose. Mouth-filling flavors of cinnamon and plum accent the round and luscious mouthfeel, with loads of spice and cedar that resolve on the finish and never miss a beat. Pitch perfect acidity lends structure and balance to this upbeat and energetic crowd pleaser!

Jeb Dunnuck, 95 Points: “A more Merlot dominated cuvee that includes 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2015 Merlot Front Man sports a deep ruby/purple color to go with a ripe, sexy, exuberant style on the palate. Currants, plums, black cherries, spicy oak and dried flower notes all flow from this medium to full-bodied, hedonistic beauty that does everything right. I don't think it's going to make the oldest of bones, but given its balance and purity, it might just surprise."

Wine Advocate, 92 Points: “Deep garnet-purple colored and blended of 86% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2015 Merlot Front Man has a warm plums, black cherries and sautéed herbs nose with an earthy undercurrent. The full, savory palate is firm, chewy and nicely understated."

Specs
Product ID:
IN0015499
Appellation:
Napa Valley, CA
Cases Produced:
174
Vintage:
2014
Volume of Alcohol:
14.5%
Composition
86%:
Merlot
14%:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Awards
95 Points:
Jeb Dunnuck
92 Points:
Wine Advocate