Anthony Nappa Bordo Cabernet Franc 2014 (750ml/12)
About Anthony Nappa
Anthony Nappa studied botany at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and completed a degree in ‘Fruit and Vegetable Agriculture’ from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture. Anthony went to New Zealand to receive his formal training in winemaking from Lincoln University in Christchurch where he received degrees in Viticulture and Oenology. Anthony has extensive experience particularly in cool climate farming and winemaking. He has worked as a winemaker in New Zealand, Southern Italy, ...New York, New Jersey
Named Bordo, after the traditional Italian name for Cabernet Franc, this wine made in a rustic Italian style, fermented wild and without additives, expresses a soft hue with a rich full body. Showing notes of raspberries, licorice and graphite, hinting of ripe tomato leaf and summer garden herbs.
Wine Enthusiast"A standout amid a number of excellent red wines from winemaker Anthony Nappa, this unoaked Cabernet Franc (made with indigenous yeast) shines a spotlight on Cabernet Franc's raw, somewhat vulnerable expression. It's unabashedly herbal and green, almost minty, yet simultaneously luscious and berried in flavor. It's fleshy in its suppleness, yet elegantly framed within a structure of taut tannins and acidity." - Anna Lee C. Iljima, Dec 2015