Cabernet Franc

2014 CABERNET FRANC

Cabernet Franc is a traditional Bordeaux grape varietal and is less well known in the US, although it’s gaining acclaim on the East Coast, particularly in North Carolina.  It’s unique smoky tobacco and peppery flavors play nicely off the seductive hints of herbs, spices and violets.  The smooth, full-bodied nature of this wine makes it a house favorite!     Pairs well with cheese with an earthy and grassy element like Chevre (goat cheese), aged Gouda or Gorgonzola.   Also, veal and pork dishes or slow cooked stews prepared with sage or rosemary.

 

WINEMAKERS NOTES:

Harvest Date:       9/28/2013
Brix:  21.6
Fermentation:  18 days
Aging:  8 months in French and Hungarian Oak
pH:  3.57
TA:   6.7 g/L
Residual Sugar:  0.46%


Suggested Recipes:
Slow cooker Potato Sage Soup
Lamb Chops with Moroccan Barbeque Sauce
Red Chile Sauce Chicken Enchiladas

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