October 4, 2013
Between the Lines 2009 Cabernet Franc
(Re-Tasted October 2013) ... It's not usual that I re-look at a wine after less than three years, but this unoaked number isn't going to last forever, so if you have some in the cellar it would be a good time to listen up. When we last looked at this wine in June of 2011 it was all fruit, lovely, rich, red fruit. Now 2+ years later it has developed into something more. There's a nice tobacco, blueberry and raspberry aroma and follows onto the palate where you do find an underlay of tobacco leaf. Gone are the ripe red fruits, replaced by some secondary characteristics that play well with what brought this wine to the dance in the first place: fruit. It's drinking really well now, it's smooth and delicious and very tasty - but drink it up soon, because it's unoaked you'll want to enjoy it while it still has something to offer.