Price: $22 online, $15-$20 retail. In Arizona it’s available at AZ Wine Company
100% Cabernet Franc
The nose: Pretty floral notes, sweet almost marshmallow like… it’s true! Smell a freshly opened bag of marshmallows sometime…
The Palate: Slightly creamy texture, bright acidity, not a heavy long lasting acidity. It’s more of a youthful acidity. The fruit is a sweet and sour cherry. Sweet like a ripe dark cherry but quickly transitions into a tart unripe fruit center. Like you are eating the center of the fruit. Chewy Wooly tannins which make your mouth pucker up a bit, squeaky teeth tannins I like to say.
The Finish: Pleasant and light little touch of herbs.
Conclusion: For the price ($15-$20) it is a very decent Cabernet Franc. I’m not blown away to the point of buying several cases of it, but I think I will buy several more bottles and lay them down to see how it ages of the next year or two. I paired this wine with a nice big New York Steak, and a twice baked potato with loads of melted extra sharp Tillamook cheddar on top. And finished with a big piece of chocolate brownie cheesecake. The wine went great with all three. And speaking of a nice big steak why not check out my super awesome steak recipe here