2018 Bodega Aleanna 'El Enemigo' Cabernet Franc Mendoza

$24.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)

The tannins have softened beautifully with a little extra time in the bottle and this Cabernet Franc is ready to take center stage on your table. Good timing, too, with Cab Franc enjoying such a rise in popularity. The 90% Cab Franc and 10% Malbec for this blend were harvested over 5 passes to ensure perfect ripeness for the grapes. The resulting wine also unfolds slowly, gathering depth and flavor as it cruises with juicy linearity towards a long, bold finish.

Varietal:
Cabernet Franc
Winemaker:
Alejandro Vigil
Vintage:
2018
Aging:
16 Months
Oak Treatment:
French oak, 20% new
Appellation:
Mendoza
Vineyard:
Gualtallary, Tupungato
Total Varietal Composition %:
92% Cabernet Franc, 8% Malbec
Alcohol %:
13.5%
Score Wine Advocate:
93+
SKU #:
1049881
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA93+

Wine Advocate

The elegant, spicy, peppery and floral 2018 Cabernet Franc contains 10% Malbec, as these varietal bottling are rarely 100% varietal. It has intense and pungent flavors reminiscent of freshly cracked black peppercorns and wild herbs. The ripeness is contained, and the wine has a surprisingly low pH that provides very good freshness and a vibrant palate, more so given the very fine tannins and the tasty flavors that lift up the finish. Superb Cabernet Franc at an unbeatable price.