This is a wine made for the open-minded, the adventurous, and those who root for the underdog,” say winemakers Chris Condos and Rich Bruno. Cab Franc, which is usually used as a blending grape in red table wine and Bordeaux blends, can be amazing on its own. “The Scrapper” is proof that the underdog can triumph. With uplifting aromas of bright cherry and spice and inviting flavors of red raspberry and toasty vanilla, this wine is a real crowd-pleaser! The Tasting Panel, June 2011 90 Points “Smooth and silky with plum, spice and hints of smoke and mocha; sipple, dense and balanced with good length” – Anthony Dias BlueWine Spectator, October 1st, 2009 87 Points “Cabernet Franc is the best Bordeaux variety grown in the Sierra Foothills, and this is a pretty good one. It’s dry and classically structured, with rich flavors of cherries, herbs, and oak, and a briary character of wild mountain berries.” – S.H.