Larner 2019 Earthfluence Cabernet Franc
One of the happy highlights of the Earthfluence portfolio, the 2019 Santa Barbara County Cabernet Franc from Lavender Oak and TTT vineyards, pours from the bottle with rich intensity and dark color. This is a medium-bodied expression that delivers the natural richness and the robust flavors of the grapes, but it never does so in a heavy-handed manner. Instead, it shows elegant tones of plummy fruit with smoke, licorice and camphor ash. The wine’s firm structure calls out for authentic Santa Maria barbecue.