2020 Estate Cabernet Franc Reserve
This wine is rich and sumptuous with a juicy mouth feel. This is our second Reserve cabernet franc and, like its predecessor the wine leaves you almost speechless. The wines splendid aromas of plum, blackberry, and violets, with tobacco and spice lingering on the finish. There are hints of blackberry and dark chocolate. It is perfectly extracted and dense on the palate. Unlike many cabernet francs this wine has a touch of herbaceousness but does not exhibit the green pepper or pyrazine found in many cabernet francs. You could only have produced this wine in a beautiful growing environment under the expert care of the vineyard and winemaking team. This wine is so elegant you can easily enjoy it alone. It will pair well with beef stew garnished with rosemary and aged gouda. Other pairings include grilled steaks, chops, and portobello mushrooms. Having brunch? A rich quiche with gruyere is perfect. Unlike many lighter expressions of cabernet franc, stay away from the green olives, pepper, chicken, and white fish. Enjoy this wine now and watch as it changes and deepens over the next 8 – 10 years.