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Kenzo Cabernet Franc Napa Asuka 2017

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CWA

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $175.00

 
Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“This is a precise and intense Cabernet Franc that has so much fruit and chocolate character. It's full-bodied with polished tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Not many Cabernet Francs like this around.” - James Suckling

Winery Notes: “Asuka is the name of the town in the Nara Prefecture where founder Kenzo Tsujimoto was born, and when translated, represents "a bright future," and "hope for tomorrow." With bountiful aromatics, the 2017 vintage is wonderfully approachable and vibrant. A vivid arrangement of floral, chocolate and spice notes abound. As its name suggests, this is an elegant wine to enjoy today, and inspires anticipation for its bright future.”
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Kevin Bacons

Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“This is a precise and intense Cabernet Franc that has so much fruit and chocolate character. It's full-bodied with polished tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Not many Cabernet Francs like this around.” - James Suckling

Winery Notes: “Asuka is the name of the town in the Nara Prefecture where founder Kenzo Tsujimoto was born, and when translated, represents "a bright future," and "hope for tomorrow." With bountiful aromatics, the 2017 vintage is wonderfully approachable and vibrant. A vivid arrangement of floral, chocolate and spice notes abound. As its name suggests, this is an elegant wine to enjoy today, and inspires anticipation for its bright future.”



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Kenzo

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Napa Valley