Very deep and intense ruby red. The nose is intense and very persistent; the primary aromas typical of the varietal blend harmoniously with the bouquets developed during aging. Full bodied, warm, mellow; hints of black pepper and cinnamon with crisp penetrating nots of balsam.
100% Cabernet Franc from 30 year-old vines.
"The 2006 Cabernet Franc is marvelous in its ripe dark fruit, violets, graphite, espresso, Venezuelan bittersweet chocolate and minerals. The interplay between fruit and structure here is simply magnificent, while the wine’s focus and crystalline purity are something to behold. This beautifully sculpted, powerful Cabernet Franc captures plenty of varietal expression married to an unmistakable sense of Tuscany. It is a magnificent effort from Vignamaggio. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2026."
The Wine Advocate
"Dark ruby. Ripe aromas of red cherry, black plum, plus a strong dusting of cracked black pepper and coffee. Then slightly fresher, with sour red cherry, blackberry jam and spicy underbrush flavors. Good tannic grip and sound acidity give this a lovely mouth feel. Finishes long, with a lingering white pepper and violet note."
International Wine Cellar
"Here's a Tuscan expression of Cabernet Franc that offers warm, dark concentration and bold aromas of black berry fruit and spice. There's also a nice mineral component here that lends structure and a sensation of dryness."