B cellars – Cabernet Franc 2015, Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard – St. Helena, Napa Valley 

B cellars – Cabernet Franc 2015, Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard – St. Helena, Napa Valley 

The nose is aromatic, elegant and offers power, delicacy, a beautiful grain as well as a small concentration / richness. It reveals notes of blackberry, cassis and small notes of jammy red berries associated with hints of gray pepper, chocolate as well as discreet hints of violet, Sichuan pepper and a very discreet hint of spices. The mouth is fruity, well-balanced and offers freshness, a beautiful definition, a beautiful guideline, tension, a good structure, a beautiful roundness, power, a small juiciness, a small finesse, precision as well as concentration. On the palate this wine expresses notes of crushed blackberry, crushed cassis and small notes of small red berries associated with small touches of Sichuan pepper, thyme / olive tree as well as discreet hints of local forest soil, black chocolate / cocoa, caramelization and vanilla. Tannins are fine and a bit firm. Good length.

Note (Score): 17.5/20

Note (Score): 95/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 05/2018

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée (Sustainable Agriculture)

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille (Bottle)

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)