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Brilliant ruby in color, our Cabernet Franc displays mouth-watering aromas of candied cherry, raspberry and vanilla, with subtle hints of anise, caraway, white pepper, and black olive. Ripe, balanced tannins support a mouthfeel that is soft and silky, with intense flavors of cherry and spice. A long, lingering finish rounds out the wine with just a kiss of toasted oak at the end.
A warm, late winter instigated early budbreak, but persistent spring rains set back vine development. Mild summer temperatures resulted in slow, even ripening of the grapes. A classic Indian summer brought the harvest to fruition, enabling our Cabernet Franc grapes to enjoy a long hang time on the vine and develop rich, concentrated flavors at moderate sugar levels.
Pork chops, pork tenderloin, and filet mignon are all excellent matches. Dishes incorporating autumn spices, such as fennel crusted salmon, are especially good at bringing out he wine’s lively fruit flavors.
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