87 Artesa Cabernet Franc, Alexander Valley 2005 Limited Release. A satisfying $40 Cabernet Franc that demonstrates many of the characteristics I enjoy in a good Artesa wine: the bold aromatic nose of pepper, vanilla and oak, and a decent finish with some fruit and nice tannins for structure. One of many strong Artesa reds: juicy, vibrant with smooth vanilla and French oak style. Good stuff. $40 — C.S. Read the full review.

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