2016 Santa Cruz Cabernet Franc
"Here in its first vintage, the 2016 Cabernet Franc Ascona Vineyard is powerful, dense and earthy, with surprising intensity. Succulent black cherry, chocolate, leather, smoke and licorice all flesh out in this ample, resonant wine. This is a decidedly big, strapping wine within Leo Steen`s range. There is a lot to look forward to as Steen gains the understanding that only comes with time. The 2016 was done 2/3rds in concrete and 1/3rd in oak.
-- Antonio Galloni 91"