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2018 Lithology "Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard" Cabernet Franc 1.5L

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SKU: 18LDCCF6B
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2018 Lithology

2018 Lithology "Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard" Cabernet Franc 1.5L

Dense, saturated, and incredibly deep purple to the rim, and black at the core, the color is mesmerizing. The nose is a heady blueberry compote, blueberry/black raspberry pie with a sweet graham cracker, floral, plum, and cherry liqueur bouquet. Mouth-filling and full-bodied, yet somehow light on its feet, with remarkably balanced tannins, and a long, sweet, chocolate, blue and black fruity finish.

98 POINTS - Jeb Dunnuck
"The 2018 Cabernet Franc Lithology Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard checks in at 92% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon that, like the To Kalon Cabernet Franc, was fermented in a mix of tank and puncheons and spent 20 months in 68% new French oak. It has a slightly darker, more earthy style in its black currants, dark chocolate, leafy herbs, smoked earth, and truffle-like aromatics. These carry to a full-bodied red with perfect balance, beautiful tannins, and just everything in the right place. It's going to benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and should keep for two decades." - 1/27/2021

96 POINTS - The Wine Advocate
"The 2018 Lithology Cabernet Franc Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard has a deep garnet-purple color and drop-dead gorgeous notes of kirsch, blackberry preserves, redcurrant jelly, and raspberry leaves, with suggestions of pencil shavings, wild thyme, and tilled soil. The full-bodied palate is tightly wound with red and blackberry layers intertwined with mineral accents and framed by firm, grainy tannins, finishing long and lifted." - 7/30/21

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Cabernet Franc
Appellation
Napa Valley
Alcohol %
15.3

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