Red

2008 Detert Family Vineyards Cabernet Franc Oakville

Cabernet Franc

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
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Community Tasting Notes 35

  • ledocq Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 13, 2021 - I was anxious, given the last couple tasting notes. Immediate and hypnotizing nose reflectting that unique (at least to me) patch of the vineyard. Needed about three hours in a decanter - befoore that it felt a little off balance with the alcohol up front. But then it resolved. Went insanely well with pizza, stood up to the acidity of the sauce. On the other hand, with brussels sprouts it tasted like a chemistry experiment, so I'd advise against that pairing. Has time left, definitely.

  • Decanting Queen wrote: flawed

    May 22, 2021 - Wineapolooza in Atlanta; 5/21/2021-5/23/2021 (My house): Just noticing my tasting note from a previous bottle and now am certain this was a flawed bottle. Port like and oxidized. Tried again the next day and yuck. (Sorry Mark). If I had looked up my last note I would have realized this wasn’t the wine it was meant to be

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  • Mark1npt Likes this wine: 88 points

    May 22, 2021 - Last bottle of the stash. This bottle seems very much on the way down. Port like nose, soft red fruit, raisins, a bit hard to tell it's a cab franc at this stage. Left some in the bottle to try tomorrow to see if it improves any tomorrow. I guess you'd better drink them if you have them.

    Addendum: this was no better the next day, not worse, either. Clearly this bottle was not up to the same performance as the rest of my stash.

  • AGELVIS Does not like this wine: 85 points

    May 21, 2021 - 30 min decant. Very deep brick red color, with a rusty rim. Lots of raisinettes and spearmint on the nose. Smooth, dry palate. Soft tannins on the medium short finish. This is essential a dry port. It’s certainly past its prime for my palate.

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  • mflesh wrote: 96 points

    April 5, 2021 - Solid 96, maybe 97! Ready to go. This one had about a 30-minute decant, which probably did help to wake it up. Black cherry, and a ton of it. absolutely no sign of decline like you are seeing with some of the 2008 vintage. Lots of floral perfume, herbs, baking spices. Very well integrated. Soft oak tannin finish. An incredible wine that went exceptionally well with barbecue over the Easter holiday.I would say this one is at peak. If you have these, it is time to start opening them up and enjoying them. It is an amazing wine right now.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Detert Family Vineyards
  • Varietal Cabernet Franc
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Oakville

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 38 (8%)
  • In Cellars 217 (47%)
  • Consumed 207 (45%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

pizza with sausage pepperoni and olives

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