Entice Cuvee 2007
GOLD MEDAL WINNER at the 2011 SF Chronicle Wine Competition.
[Cuvée / fr: - a blend or mixture / us: - meritage] As you approach this wine, its Cabernet Franc nose comes up at you from the glass with youthful aromas of fresh coffee grounds and black fruits.
The Cabernet Sauvignon component shows lovely fruit immediately evident on entry with wonderful textures, massive yet soft and luscious, but backed up by supple tannins and correct acidity giving this wine perfect balance. The texture is fresh with vigorous style and a silky finish.
A delightful, well-bred wine with a paradoxically enticing manner of managing strong peppery spices in foods drawing out the true essence of the primary food flavor.