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2014 Lexington Cabernet Franc
2014 Cabernet Franc from Gist Ranch Estate is super-expressive. The wine varietal aromatics, exotic spice notes and a real sense of mountain structure.
The vineyard was densely planted in the year 2000 at elevations reaching 2300 feet above sea level, 17 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. The heavily fractured, Vaqueros Sandstone soils and unique mountain micro-climate produce singular, deeply concentrated wines that demonstrate the power and elegance of the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation. The Gist Vineyard is farmed to organic principles with an emphasis on “Living Soils” and bio-diversity.
Lexington's 2014 Cabernet Franc Gist Ranch Estate is terrific. Varietal aromatics and a real sense of mountain structure underpin this super-expressive Cabernet Franc. Bright red stone fruit and exotic floral/spiced notes give the wine much of its immediacy and overall appeal. The 2014 offers lovely balance to match its gracious, mid-weight personality.
Food Pairing Notes
92 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous