Vanessa Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2016

90 points – This is an impressive young cabernet franc that captures all the right raspberry/currant fruit, tobacco and gently herbal notes of this grape, along with considerable oak character from 20 months in French and American barrels. It feels slender due to good acidity but in fact is quite full bodied with 15.5% alcohol and considerable dusty, starchy tannin. The length is very good to excellent behind the heat screen. Age it at least two years; it should live for a decade.