07 Mark David Cabernet Franc $57 ☺ ☺ 

When we first tried the Mark David at Arista in 2010 it was showing great promise. The high fruit content, good acid and strong tannins suggested this may be a good keeper. it was given 91 points at that point. On todays tasting it was clear the wine has gone into a dormant phase, the tannins are now dominant and despite decanting for more than an hour the fruit was very reluctant to show. So this wine is far from ready yet, in my opinion. Lets hope next year it shows better.

© John Holmes 2014