2007 Kent Rasmussen Cabernet Franc Esoterica

Cabernet Franc

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Mt. Veeder
Drink between 2013 - 2019 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 12

  • StarM wrote: (89 points)

    September 15, 2013 - Two years since last bottle. Much more approachable on pop & pour, and is still well balanced with enough dark fruit & licorice and less obvious tannins. Very nice.

  • richardhod Likes this wine: (93 points)

    February 10, 2013 - Really good CF, but to me this bottle sings after 48 hours open! Nose of deep red-purple fruits, with some dust. Palate, those deep red fruits come bursting through, sharp redcurrant, cranberries, loganberries, maybe a hint of red cherry. Keen acidity quickly kicks in and adds to the sparkling flavours, staying sharp and alive through a long moutwatering finish with violets and raspberries, with a long aftertaste of the red / dark red fruits. Tannins pretty integrated by now.
    Two days ago, an hour after opening, there was a lot more tannin, and stronger flavour, b ut not as subtle or integrated. I recommend cellaring this beauty for 5 years minimum, and maybe 10-20 depending on taste.

  • merryberry wrote: (89 points)

    November 25, 2012 - Purple with a garnet tinge. Nose of cherry cola, earth, and warm oak. Medium bodied, cranberries, blackberries, green peppers, well integrated tannins, mint, smoke, herbs, a bit of heat, and a medium to long slightly tart finish. Not overly vegetal like a Liore CF, and very enjoyable.

  • Cabfrancophile wrote: (90 points)

    October 28, 2012 - Drinking very well, oak well-integrated, structure very accessible. Consistent with prior notes. Very similar to coastal Pinot Noir. Cherry, raspberry and spice. Very pretty nose. Finish displays a bit of the oak tannin, plus there is some perplexing heat though this is not a heavy, alcoholic style. Holds it back a little, though not really a flaw.

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  • klezman Likes this wine:

    September 8, 2012 - Started off very tight but with half an hour of decanting it was starting to show much better. Toward the end of the bottle, even better with berry and eucalyptus and maybe a touch of bell pepper. Plenty of spice. Excellent. Leave the other one until at least 2015.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type Red
  • Producer Kent Rasmussen
  • Varietal Cabernet Franc
  • Designation Esoterica
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Mt. Veeder
  • UPC Code 751116161726

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  • In Cellars 28 (53%)
  • Consumed 25 (47%)

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