This is a wine made for the open-minded, the adventurous, and those who root for the underdog,” say winemakers Chris Condos and Rich Bruno. Cab Franc, which is usually used as a blending grape in red table wine and Bordeaux blends, can be amazing on its own. “The Scrapper” is proof that the underdog can triumph. With uplifting aromas of bright cherry and spice and inviting flavors of red raspberry and toasty vanilla, this wine is a real crowd-pleaser!
87 Points, Wine Enthusiast:
"Cabernet Franc is the best Bordeaux variety grown in the Sierra Foothills, and this is a pretty good one. It’s dry and classically structured, with rich flavors of cherries, herbs and oak, and a briary character of wild mountain berries. — S.H." (10/1/2009)