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2007 Peter Franus Napa Valley Red

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5/18/2015 - ZachF88 Likes this wine: 92 points

Dark, inky purple in color with a bit of sediment. After an hour in the glass: nose of slight heat, toffee, toast, cocoa, blueberry. On the palate, blueberry, blackberry, cassis, bramble, toast, cocoa, violet, rosemary, espresso. Has good complexity with medium-full body and grippy tannins. Finish is velvety and long with a little heat. This is still young and will start to show really well in about 2 years.

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2007 Peter Franus Cabernet Sauvignon

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5/7/2015 - Crateandbarrell wrote: 93 points

Openned and let breath for 45 mins. Very tannic. Drank a glass and enjoyed anyway. Let it decant more. After about a 2 hours the world will tilt in this wines flavour and she will become a shinning star. Patience is what she needs.

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1998 Peter Franus Cabernet Sauvignon

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4/26/2015 - Jscalia Likes this wine: 90 points

very nice wine. Characteristically Cabernet. Smooth, soft tannins. Dark fruits.

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2011 Peter Franus Zinfandel Brandlin Vineyard

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4/13/2015 - corkscrews Likes this wine: 89 points

A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied Zin, with blackberries, black currants, not a jammy as previous years, spice on finish. www.winelx.com

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2012 Peter Franus Merlot

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4/12/2015 - bjamesclark wrote: 92 points

90% Merlot (Stewart Vineyard) 10% Cab. Franc (Trouchard Vineyard)
15 day maceration. 18 months French oak, 55% new. Only 187 Cases.
High intensity aromas of cherry, mocha, cassis, vanilla, cedar, pencil shavings, tomato leaf and sage.
Rich on the palate with decadent flavors of cherry, vanilla, mocha, creme de cassis, plum, cedar, thyme and pencil shavings. Excellent length, smooth silky tannins and balanced acidity.

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2006 Peter Franus Napa Valley Red

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4/10/2015 - redsonly wrote: 90 points

Cherry, very minor chocolate and cedar notes. Prickly, mouth coating tannin which surprised me at this age.

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2013 Peter Franus Albariño Stewart Vineyard

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4/8/2015 - drinkfunkyanddance wrote: NR

So, I got this bottle as a bin end for about $9. While I applaud the winery for growing and making albariño, this isn't the best example. Super low acid, and some vaguely tropical muted fruit. For $9, just fine, but for MSRP, no.

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2007 Peter Franus Zinfandel Brandlin Vineyard

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3/21/2015 - Comte de Rousset wrote: 93 points

Nez de poussière et de chocolat. Fruit confituré, bleuet. En bouche, équilibré, beaux tannins souples, droit, du fruit et de l'élégance. L'alcool passe presque inaperçu malgré un immense 15.6! Facture européenne. Peux se garder encore plusieurs années mais tellement délicieux maintenant.

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2011 Peter Franus Cabernet Franc

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3/16/2015 - rdy1take2 Likes this wine: NR

What a beautiful wine. Nice structure, delicious fruit and spice, and a beautiful balance. I don't know too much about Cab Franc varietals, but this is a really really wonderful wine.

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2012 Peter Franus Zinfandel Brandlin Vineyard

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3/15/2015 - Erik12903 wrote: NR

Go West tasting march 13 2015 (sheraton, stockholm, sweden): classic but restrained zin nose, still a rather heavy wine alcohol wise, but among the zins tried this was the best in my opinion

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2009 Peter Franus Zinfandel Napa Valley

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2/3/2015 - MatLot Does not like this wine: 87 points

Framboise et vanille, ce n'est pas mon type de vin, mais pour ceux qui aime ce genre.. quand même correct. Pas un grand vin selon mes goûts. Aucun intérêt à faire veillir à boire maintenant.

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2005 Peter Franus Cabernet Sauvignon

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1/9/2015 - stevenjstein Likes this wine: 90 points

Maybe not holding up as well as I thought it would. Definitely still has bright red fruit, but seemed a bit stewy on first opening. That blew off with a little air and it settled down and drank pretty well overall.

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1999 Peter Franus Zinfandel Planchon Vineyard

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12/25/2014 - andrewstevenson.com wrote: flawed

Possibly the crumbliest cork ever. Slightly scalped, sweet black fruit. Slightly high toned and a touch rubbery. Hmm, doesn't seem in the best of places.
Very, very sweet and jammy palate. Far too sweet and jammy for me. Oddly, given the state of the cork, it doesn't seem at all oxidised, but more reductive - something's clearly gone wrong. Very tannic finish.

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2011 Peter Franus Zinfandel Napa Valley

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11/21/2014 - ebert Likes this wine: 91 points

Very smooth and well-balanced zinfandel with good depth and fruit flavors

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2010 Peter Franus Merlot

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10/18/2014 - adfundum Likes this wine: 82 points

Balanced wine. Paired well with our lamb and duck

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2012 Peter Franus Zinfandel Brandlin Vineyard

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10/13/2014 - walkerjfw wrote: 90 points

Bought this at Groezinger's in Napa, always a good place for something off the beaten path. Had it at home with burgers on a Monday night.

PnP, drank over two hours. Bright purple/magenta color. Great zin nose of pepper and red fruit. Palate is bright red fruits, baking spice, a nice bite of pepper on back palate.

My first experience with this producer. Very nice and unique CA zin. Ready now, would drink over next 3 years

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2002 Peter Franus Cabernet Sauvignon

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10/1/2014 - EMark Likes this wine: NR

Lately, I’ve been on a pretty good streak of wines that do not fill my mouth with berry fruit. This wine does show cabernet cassis on entry, but fruit is not what this wine is all about. Strong acid and tannin backbone dominate over the delicate fruit flavors. Viney on the back of the palate. Long, lingering aftertaste where harshness is forgotten and pleasantness is recalled. Definitely, a food wine, not a sipper.

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2011 Peter Franus Zinfandel Brandlin Vineyard

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8/28/2014 - cuffthis wrote: 84 points

Dark ruby in color, this wine showed very muted aromatics of wild cherry, spice and mocha. The mouth feel was surprisingly soft for a zin and brought muted brambly tones. The finish was medium in length with soft tannins and added stewed strawberry notes.

Purchased BTB at Domaine Hudson wine bar & eatery in Wilmington, DE (which I founded in 2005 and sold in 2011), this bottle seemed somewhat off with its muted nose. I've enjoyed this offering over the years and its usually much more expressive.

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2004 Peter Franus Cabernet Sauvignon

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8/21/2014 - stevenjstein wrote: 88 points

Still had decent fruit, but seemed a bit disjointed. Maybe already past its prime.

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1997 Peter Franus Cabernet Sauvignon

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8/14/2014 - EMark wrote: NR

Very attractive more-red-than-purple color in the glass. Blackberry aroma on the noses—not the big oak thing that comes with a lot of cabs. Again, some blackberry fruit on the tip of the tongue, but, then two things are observed almost simultaneously. First, this is not a terribly full-bodied wine—it is much lighter than the standard California example. Second, there is a big hit of acid tartness. The first observation is a positive, but the second is more of a disappointment. I am of the opinion that this wine may is on the downhill slope.

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2012 Peter Franus Albariño Stewart Vineyard

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8/9/2014 - belfast taxman wrote: 89 points

Consistent with my previous note. A lovely tipple

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2009 Peter Franus Zinfandel Napa Valley

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8/4/2014 - adfundum wrote: NR

Light fruit forward. Well balanced.

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2010 Peter Franus Zinfandel Brandlin Vineyard

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7/26/2014 - Goodwine4ever wrote: 92 points

Rouge rubis, incroyable larmes le long du verre,Au nez c'est sur les fruits rouge confit avec une petite touche de vanille. En bouche c'est surtout sur un beau fruité avec un petit coté subtil d'épice. Tannins présents mais aucunement astringent avec une belle et longue finale en bouche. Un vin très bien équilibré prêt a boire. Très bon !

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2006 Peter Franus Cabernet Sauvignon

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7/6/2014 - kietkopelli Likes this wine: 91 points

This wine held up very nice with 3 years of bottle age.

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2011 Peter Franus Zinfandel Brandlin Vineyard

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7/3/2014 - quaffnov Likes this wine: 91 points

Two hour decant, the bouquet is rich with cherry, strawberry, marmalade and mocha highlights. Fruity and slightly acidic with no real tannic presence, the mouthfeel is thick with the expected spicy note a good zin always presents. A complex finish, this is a solid drink that a few more years in the cellar will improve further,

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