This vintage of Cabernet Franc is dark red, aromatic and complex. It has aromas and flavors reminiscent of ripe red and black berries, cherry, cocoa, bell pepper, graphite, smoke, dust and dry leaves. It is medium bodied, with fine tannins that help the wine linger nicely on the palate. This wine is still very young and the fruit character is still a bit in the background. Open the bottle for at least a few hours if you have the opportunity. Drink now through 2028.
This vintage of Cabernet Franc represents the large, ripe 2017 vintage well. Aromas and flavors of red cherry, strawberry, and a hint of raspberry lead to a finish that sits lightly on the palate. More subtle flavors of graphite, herbs, dust and oak are also expressed nicely on the finish. This wine is light to medium bodied and has outstanding fruit expression.