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.
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.