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2015 Lieu Dit, Cabernet Franc, Santa Ynez Valley
Press and Tasting Notes
The Lieu Dit winery focuses on producing Loire Valley-like wines. Their Cabernet Franc drinks more like a Chinon than a California Cabernet Franc, a wonderful deviation from the pack. [Antonio Galloni] "Savory herbs, graphite, crushed rocks and blackberries all take shape in the glass.....those who can get into a Loire state of mind will find mu ... Read More »
Cabernet Franc, a black-skinned grape, is grown throughout the world with France being the largest grower. It has medium fruit and body with elevated tannins and acids and is usually moderate in alcohol. In Bordeaux, Cabernet Franc is typically blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot - most famously on the right bank. In France’s Loire ... Read More »
The largest domestic wine growing region in the United States is by far California. California wines took international recognition in the 1976 competition known as "The Judgement Of Paris." In this famous blind tasting, California wines were pu ... Read More »