Kalaris Cabernet Franc 2016 750ml - Carlo Russo Wine & Spirit World
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Kalaris Cabernet Franc 2016 750ml
SKU: 55728

Kalaris Cabernet Franc 2016

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Category Red Wine
Origin California, Napa Valley, Calistoga
Brand Kalaris
Alcohol/vol 14.5%

The Kalaris brand is named after its proprietor, Gus Kalaris, who developed a love for the great wines of Burgundy and a passion for crafting California wines that reflect the uniqueness and beauty of their terroir. It is the newest addition to our family of wines, primarily sourced from the Calistoga Kalaris Family Vineyard. Staying true to the brand's vision, these wines are hand-crafted, produced in small batches, and of the highest quality. They truly reflect Gus's vision to create top-notch wines in a classic old-world style while allowing the wine's Napa Valley origin to shine.

Wine Advocate Robert Parker (Oct 2018) – 94+ points "The deep purple-black colored 2016 Cabernet Franc Kalar is Family Vineyard Estate features a wonderfully fragrant nose of red roses, lilacs, cinnamon stick, and redcurrant jelly over a core of kirsch, black raspberries, and black cherry compote plus a waft of pencil shavings. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a great intensity of perfumed redberry flavors and a grainy frame to match, finishing long and vibrant."

The Tasting Panel
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This focused red shows the strength of character with layers of expressive flavors and aromatics. Dried violets and lilacs add a dusted velvet coat, with broad undercurrents of blackberry preserves, cocoa, and pencil shavings. Black cherry liqueur lingers on the finish.

September 2020
James Suckling
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Crushed violets and hints of tobacco with redder-fruit tones, this has freshness and lithe, juicy, cabernet-franc tension on the palate. Energetic finish.

October 2018
Jeb Dunnuck
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Brought up in slightly more new oak (70%), the 2016 Cabernet Franc is similar inky colored and has darker notes of black cherries, scorched earth, forest floor, and dark chocolate. With tons of black, black fruits, medium to full body, ripe yet present tannins, and a great finish, it's a solid expression of Cabernet Franc to drink over the coming decade.

January 2018

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