Dark and contemplative, this Cabernet Franc displays beautiful, deep fruit characters of plum and black cherry, uplifted by the perfume of fresh blueberries and violet pastilles. Confectionery notes of chocolate and cola show on the nose and palate, while in the glass the wine continues to breathe and change. On further exploration, sophisticated aromas of sandalwood and Brazilian mahogany reveal themselves, along with a suggestion of cured tobacco. Overall, the wine strikes a pleasant balance between plush fruit, structural tannin, and mouth-watering freshness that invites both traditional and exotic food pairings. Even without food, this silky Cabernet Franc would be equally apropos on a chilly, ski-lodge afternoon or a sunny, fall-evening barbecue.
Pair with meats such as Lamb Chops, Steaks or even a grilled Salmon. Peppers, Rosemary, Thyme and Mint are your seasonings for this wine.
Serve at 59°-64° F
VARIETALS 100% Cabernet Franc
APPELLATION Paso Robles, California
50% New French Oak