2014 Dyer Vineyard Estate Cabernet Franc
18% of the vines in Dyer Vineyard are Cabernet Franc. In most years we use it entirely in our Estate Cabernet Blend. In some years we have a little more Cab Franc than we want in the blend and, in those vintages, we release a 100% Cabernet Franc. 2014 was one of those years. Cabernet Franc is well suited to the volcanic soils of Diamond Mountain and has long been our favorite blending variety. On Diamond Mountain it yields a wine that is both mineral, aromatic and lush with softer tannins than the famed tannins of Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. We are happy to offer it- even if only occasionally. 48 cases bottled.
What one critic says…
Dyer’s 2014 Cabernet Franc is a total knock-out. Expressive aromatics make a strong opening statement, but it is the wine’s depth, richness and overall intensity that truly stand out. Embryonic and very young, it is going to need time to be at it’s best, but it is super impressive, even at this early stage. Put simply, the Franc oozes with personality and character. 95 pts.— Anthony Galloni, Vinous