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Kenzo Cabernet Franc Napa Asuka 2018

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Price: $175.00

 
Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

"The 2018 Cabernet Franc asuka is a blend of 80% Cabernet Franc, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it sails out of the glass with bright, refreshing notions of red currant jelly, wild blueberries and ripe blackberries with suggestions of rose hip tea, lilacs, chocolate box and pencil shavings plus a waft of underbrush. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers mouth-coating, crunchy red and black fruits, framed by fine-grained tannins and bold freshness, finishing long and perfumed.” - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

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." This 2018 vintage elevates the classic elements of Cabernet Franc, an approachable wine with signature intense aromatics that jump from the glass. Gentle and vibrant on the palate, refined tannins and bright acidity provide a bold freshness, with a long finish - a triumph of the Estate vineyards ready to enjoy now and into the future.”
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Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

"The 2018 Cabernet Franc asuka is a blend of 80% Cabernet Franc, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it sails out of the glass with bright, refreshing notions of red currant jelly, wild blueberries and ripe blackberries with suggestions of rose hip tea, lilacs, chocolate box and pencil shavings plus a waft of underbrush. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers mouth-coating, crunchy red and black fruits, framed by fine-grained tannins and bold freshness, finishing long and perfumed.” - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

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." This 2018 vintage elevates the classic elements of Cabernet Franc, an approachable wine with signature intense aromatics that jump from the glass. Gentle and vibrant on the palate, refined tannins and bright acidity provide a bold freshness, with a long finish - a triumph of the Estate vineyards ready to enjoy now and into the 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