Cabernet Franc Reviews- February 2022
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Brash Higgins, 2020 Sommerville Vineyard FRNC Cabernet Franc,
McLaren Vale,South Australia,
Sour raspberry with floral notes. Hints of caramel, vanilla and baked red fruit. Long finish with great acidity.
Brecon Estate, Paso Robles, 2019 Cabernet Franc Reserve, Paso Robles, CA,
Sour red currants and peppercorns. Juicy baked red fruit with vanilla and clove. Balanced.
Chateau Niagara Winery, 2018 Cabernet Franc,
Strawberry Jolly Rancher ®. Ripe cherry pie filing with a touch of pepper and cocoa powder.
Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards, 2017 Cabernet Franc,
Santa Cruz Mountains, CA,
Dark black fruit, cinnamon, and pink peppercorn. Baked cherry, green pepper, and baking spices. Well balanced.
Creekside Cellars, 2017 Cabernet Franc Reserve,
Grand Valley, Colorado,
Red currants, cassis, and full blooming flowers. Ripe plums, pink peppercorns, and roasted red pepper
Domaine De La Noblaie Chinon, 2018 Rouge Les Cheins\ Cabernet Franc,
Ripe black plums and vanilla cocoa powder. Ripe plums, green peppers, and baking spice. Long finish with integrated tannins and acidity.
Domaine Laroque, 2019 Cite des Carcassone Cabernet Franc,
Ripe plum, rose petal with ripe black currant. Dark fruit, tomato leaf, and chalk. Great tannin structure, made to pair well with food!
Dr Konstantin Frank, 2019 Cabernet Franc,
Finger Lakes, NY,
Super bright red fruit, dark cherry, flower petals, and cassis. Well-balanced with lingering finish.
Dreyfus Ashby/ IQUE, 2020 IQUE Cabernet Franc from Enrique Foster,
Super ripe dark plums with vanilla, and white chocolate. Chocolate, white plums, leather, and tobacco.
Familia Traversa, 2019 Cabernet Franc,
Earthy, green pepper with tomato leaf. Red plum, earth, and dry gravel. Long tannic finish.
HB Wine Merchants/ Cave Spring, 2019 Cave Spring Cabernet Franc,
Niagara Escarpment, Canada,
Peppercorns, black fruit, earth, and wet gravel. Juicy red fruit, milky, red pepper flakes with jalapeno. Great acidity, good food wine.
Jefferson Vineyards, 2019 Cabernet Franc,
Ripe strawberry, black pepper, candied purple plums, pink peppercorns, and mocha. Fruit forward with a savory finish.
Jefferson Vineyards, 2017 Cabernet Franc,
Ripe cherries, strawberry, and black pepper. Vanilla, cloves, ripe plums, earth, and leather. Lengthy finish.
Leah Jorgenson Cellars, 2020 Cabernet Franc,
Aromas of bright cherry, blossom, and vanilla. Tastes of leather, smooth tobacco, and roasted pepper.
Leah Jorgenson Cellars, 2019 “Blanc De Cabernet Franc” Mae's Vineyard,
Aromas of rose petals, jasmine, and lemon confit. Tastes of dried oregano, lime, cinnamon, and citrus.
Leah Jorgenson Cellars, 2016 Clos Rogue Valley Reserve Cabernet Franc,
Aromas of rose petals, black cherry, and raspberry. Tastes of black currant, baking spice, black pepper, and baked cherry. Long finish with well-integrated tannins.
Permund Cellars, 2019 Cabernet Franc,
Red cherry, floral notes with rose petals. Tastes of tart, juicy, Bing cherries. Lengthy finish.
Permund Cellars, 2017 Cabernet Franc,
Dark ruby red cherry, floral, rose petals. Tastes of dark, spicy fruit, with leather and peppercorns. Well balanced tannins.
Philip Carter Winery, 2020 Cabernet Franc,
Fauquier County, Virginia,
Deep ruby color. Sweet vanilla, cherries, currants, and rose petals. Touch of cinnamon, baking spice and offset, ripe cherry pie fruit. Well balanced with a long finish.
Pollak Vineyards, 2017 Cabernet Franc Reserve,
Dark ruby color. Aromas of ripe cherry, raspberry, blossom, green pepper with a hint of bitterness. Super ripe fruit, touch of black pepper, and cocoa powder.
Russiz Superiore, 2017 Cabernet Franc Collio Gorizano,
Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy,
Dark ruby red color. Strawberry, intense cherry, and rose petals. Juicy, bright red cherries, spice with dry oregano. Long finish.
Spangler Vineyards, 2017 Cabernet Franc,
Inky dark purple. Dark chocolate, leather, and mocha spice. Ripe dark berries, oak, chocolate with a touch of leather.
Spangler Vineyards, 2018 Cabernet Franc,
Dark ruby color. Baked red plums, vanilla, and black cherry with blossoms. Tastes of dark red fruit, baking spice, dark chocolate. Mouthwatering tannins.
Suhru Wines, 2019 Cabernet Franc,
North Fork of Long Island, NY,
Dark garnet color. Bright red fruit, red cherries, and under-ripe plum. Juicy berries, green pepper, earthy. Well integrated tannins.
Vintage Wine Estates/ Cosentino Winery, 2019 Cosentino THE Franc,
Bold maroon hues. Bright ripe strawberries, juicy fruit, vanilla, hint of pepper. Ripe plums, chocolate, mocha, and a touch of leather. Long finish.