The Cabernet Franc from our oldest vineyard, Pocai has also become Betty Ballentine’s favorite wine. Bright red fruit of strawberry, raspberries and cherries enhance the mouthful. The structure is apparent in this young wine and is full of mocha and butterscotch notes. A combination of earth and hints of roses and pepper pull this wine together.
Double Gold, San Francisco Chronicle Tasting
Ballentine Estate Vineyards
The palate is full and rich with some tannin in the mid palate giving the wine some good weight. There are cherries and berries along with toast and caramel flavors. The finish is mellow and smooth.