The Reflexion wines of Mount Mary aren’t made every year. On occasion it’s a label that houses declassified fruit, however here it stands as a home for an interesting standalone wine from the 2017 vintage. This Cabernet Franc is from younger vines as part of the rootstock replanting project underway at Mount Mary.
Mount Mary’s declassified pinot is a generous red cherry and berry-fruited thing with layers of brambles, undergrowth and ripe strawberries. A firm, drying finish pulls up abruptly at first, reflecting the heat stress of the season, and confirming the decision to declassify as the right one. In time, its fruit unravels, and it builds persistence.
James Halliday 92