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2008 Favia Cerro Sur Red Wine Napa Valley
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93+ Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2011

(two-thirds cabernet franc from Rancho Chimiles and one-third 33-year-old cabernet sauvignon from a steep hillside):  Good dark red-ruby.  Enticing aromas of dark berries, licorice, cinnamon spice and tobacco.  Fatter and richer but also more muscular than the La Magdalena, with sweeter, plumper fruit showing today.  Sound acidity gives brightness to the mid-palate, though.  This lush, long wine builds impressively in the mouth and appears to need more time in bottle.  "The Texas market loves this," says Erickson.

94 Points | Wine Spectator
93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Cabernet Franc

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