06 Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon ($27) 

Occasionally a winemaker can create a decent wine out of a less than optimal harvest. Unfortunately this is not the case with this particular Cabernet. The wine was acidic and the tannins totally overpowered any remnants of fruit there may have been. The nose struggled to release any bouquet but there was a slight hint of dark cherry somewhere in there. It was disappointing to start off back on the wine tasting with such a disappointing wine. One of the first non smiley faces.

© John Holmes 2014