Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Franc plays the leading role in the 2012 Contrarian. Sweet floral and savoury aromatics meld into a core of dark red stone fruits in a deep, resonant wine built on pure verticality. All the elements fall into place in a gracious yet powerful wine. The Cabernet Franc is felt especially in the lifted, floral aromatics that are woven throughout.
93 Points. Antonio Galloni, Vineous