Casarena Lauren´s Vineyard Cabernet Franc (Bodega Casarena)
The nose on the 2012 Cabernet Franc Lauren's Vineyard is nothing short of spectacular. The serious and complex nose has very highpitched, acute spicy notes, aromas of raspberries, tobacco and also flowers. The palate is sinewy with a fine thread of acidity going through its spine. This is clean, pure and more mineral than the other grapes harvested from this vineyard. Is it possible that Cabernet Franc expresses soil in a more clear focused way? I don't know, but this one does!