This classic Cabernet Franc offers aromas of raspberry, green peppercorn and violets. Layers of savory dried herbs, clove, plum and blackberry , finishing with hints of cedar and rosemary. This supple, elegant wine is brilliant now and will continue to mature for the next 5- 7 years.
This ink red colored Cabernet Franc from Peju benefits from an hour or more of decanting. The decanting nicely balances out the tannins on this intense wine. It opens with a bold bouquet of blackberries, eucalyptus, black pepper, vanilla and oak. On the palate, this wine is balanced, dusty, dry, and a little acidic. Its displays a flavor profile of blackberries, strawberries, cedar and spices. The wine exhibits good structure and has an extended dry finish with slightly tart cherry flavors rounding it out. I would pair this Cab Franc with a grilled Portobello mushroom on a toasted roll with grilled red peppers and goat cheese. Readers should also consider cellaring this wine for another couple of years!
Blend: 81% Cabernet Franc, 16% Merlot, 2% Malbec, 1% Syrah