Lang & Reed Wine Company

 

 

Premier Etage


 

100% Cabernet Franc

 

INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR

90 pts.

“Dark red with ruby highlights. Complex, varietally expressive nose combines blackcurrant, wild strawberry, cracked pepper, cola and nutty oak. Spicy and lively in the mouth, with supple currant, pepper, spice and cola flavors framed by harmonious acidity. This is in the typically racy Lang & Reed style. Finishes with sweet, fine tannins and very good verve. 90pts. ~ OUTSTANDING”. Stephen Tanzer 5/04

 

WINE ENTHUSIAST

92 Points

EDITOR’S CHOICE “Where Lang & Reed’s ’03 Cab Franc is elegant and light bodied, this is fuller and more complex. The silky texture carries flavors of cherries, tobacco, sweet kid leather and thyme. Enjoy this dry, slightly tannic wine with grilled veal chops in a wine reduction sauce with mushrooms. 92pts. ~ HIGHLY RECOMMENDED”. Steve Heimoff 12/05

 

WINE SPECTATOR

88 Points

“Supple, rich and harmonious, with generous black cherry, wild berry, cedar, spice and herbal-sage notes, it’s well-focused and holds together nicely, finishing with ripe, integrated tannins, a dash of earth and tobacco, with good length. Drink now through 2008. 88pts. ~ VERY GOOD – A WINE WITH SPECIAL QUALITIES”. James Laube 11/04

 

WINE & SPIRITS

90 Points

“All about fresh red fruits, this clean franc has a raspberry and cherry lightness and a kick of acidity in the end. The fruit has deeper tones, as well as a touch of green herb, a stylish red for a salad of duck confit. 90pts. EXCEPTIONAL”. Joshua Greene 12/04

 

 

 

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