2009 THE SCRAPPER
Rich wine with intense cassis notes and exotic spices like clove and sandalwood and juicy core of ripe black cherry fruit, dark chocolate and dark roast coffee notes.
This is a wine made for the open-minded, the adventurous and those who root for the underdog. It's Cabernet Franc from El Dorado California aged in used French Oak for 22 months; truly a Scrapper.
This concentrated pomegranate colored Cabernet Franc is rich with intense cassis notes and exotic spices like clove and sandalwood. On the palate, the concentration carries through with a sappy and juicy core of ripe black cherry fruit, dark chocolate and dark roast coffee notes. The wine finishes with round tannins which are approachable but well structured and will provide the foundation for ample aging. Enjoy now or cellar until 2022. This wine pairs well with nearly any grilled meat, but it is show cased well with marinated Flat Iron steak served with fresh summer vegetables or a salad served with an olive oil and tomato relish tossed in extra virgin olive oil, citrus and oregano with sea salt.
Wine Enthusiast Magazine, October 1, 2009
"Cabernet Franc is the best Bordeaux variety grown in the Sierra Foothills, and this is a pretty good one. It’s dry and classically structured, with rich flavors of cherries, herbs and oak, and a briary character of wild mountain berries." - S.H.
Wine & Spirits, September 2006
2006 San Francisco International Wine Competition
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2009 THE SCRAPPER
GOLD MEDAL, Cincinnati Wine Competition, March, 2013
2007 THE SCRAPPER
Wine Enthusiast Magazine, April, 2011
"A 100%-Cabernet Franc from mountainous El Dorado County! This wine’s crazy good with tons of varietal character — woodsy tannins, touch of green pepper, vials of violets — that’s also packed with plenty of great plum, cassis and savory notes of leather and mocha, all in a memorable package. With plenty of grip and acid, enjoyed over a meal, it gets better by the minute and has the depth to age 5 - 10 years, too." - V.B.
2006 THE SCRAPPER
The Tasting Panel, June, 2011
"Smooth and silky with plum, spice and hints of smoke and mocha; sipple, dense and balanced with good length" - Anthony Dias Blue