Broc Back Mountain

Clear beautiful crazy light with the glow of amber.  Solid stemmy mash of broken weeds and a wisp of baby-powder and cedar-closet.  Maybe even moth-balls?  Much more delicate than some recent new-world Chinon-esque bottles I have had–a positive meld of soft mints and briars fully across bouquet but nothing obliquely prominent.  In the mouth, more delicacy: a beautiful clear thin perfectly-arranged series of truly refreshing fruit airy enough head into Gamay territory but enough discipline to remind you it is Cabfranc.  Holy wow this is a gorgeous wine.  Bright, light boysenberry, a nice chunk of green wood turning Welch’s Grape and equally bright, bitter tannin.  Well-distributed, you should have no problem finding this wine at better shops.

2014 BROC Cabernet Franc Santa Barbara County  11.9
http://www.broccellars.com

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