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Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards 2008 Cabernet Franc

This wine derives from grapes grown in our Valley View Vineyard, east of Solvang in the Santa Ynez Valley. It was aged for 19 months in 1-5 year old French oak barrels. Cabernet Franc is a very old variety which is still dominant in parts of the Loire Valley and Bordeaux. Warm summer temperatures allowed these grapes to fully ripen, giving this wine colour, body, flavour and aroma. This Cabernet Franc is a beautiful deep ruby colour and slightly oaky. It exhibits themes of blueberry, kirsch and black cherry with flavours of big, rich, dark, blackberry-raspberry jam followed by ripe, chewy tannins and a long rich finish.

 Producer Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards
 Region Santa Ynez Valley
 Country United States
 Varietals Cabernet Franc
 Alcohol 14.5% alc/vol
 Vintage 2008

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Community Reviews

4 out of 5 starsReviewed on June 21, 2018

Smooth finish; all spice, blackberry, fresh boquet. Jammy, celery and oak flavour. Lovely.

3 out of 5 starsReviewed on March 11, 2018
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4 out of 5 starsReviewed on October 08, 2017
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4 out of 5 starsReviewed on August 03, 2017
I'm a big fan of this wine. It has a welcoming aroma and the flavour starts off like blueberry/raspberry jam that finishes to a smoky delight. Really delicious!
4 out of 5 starsReviewed on October 02, 2015
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About the Producer

Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards
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Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards

Solvang, California, United States Solvang, California, United States

Louis Lucas, a third generation grape grower, and Superior Court Judge Royce Lewellen met in 1975 through the Santa Maria Wine & Food Society .  Louis was a well respected grower who had been supplying premium wine grapes for reputable Napa and Sonoma wineries for decades.    Royce Lewellen was a passionate...

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