WINE REVIEW: Lost Oak Winery 2018 Cabernet Franc ‘Burning Daylight Vineyard’, Texas ($40)
by Andrew Chalk
Lost Oak Winery south of Dallas but north of the Hill Country in that oenological no man’s land that also features Brennan Vineyards.
Appearance: Opaque ruby core. Color dissipates to a transparent rim.
Nose: Burleson dust? What would the late André Tchelistcheff make of this wine. He nosed the BV Cabernet Sauvignons and identified ‘Rutherford dust’. This wine has a forward dustiness of its own. It is followed by intense ripe raspberry and blackberry fruit. The whole is accented by white pepper notes and seems to have infinite depth.
Palate: Mouth filling fruit, vibrant acid, the fruits in the nose come through. Plush tannins in the spirit of New World cabernet. Just a hint of the pepper in the nose. The 11 months in oak imparts wood nuances but this is primarily a fruit-driven wine.