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2020 Cabernet Franc

2020 Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc
NJ - Outer Coastal Plain
$30.99 / 750 mL Bottle

  • Alcohol 12.5%
Brief overview: This grape was used for centuries in Bordeaux as a blending grape, ranging from as little as 5% and as high as 70%. Cabernet Franc is also one of the East Coast of the United States most consistent grapes with great success in Virginia and New Jersey. Cabernet Franc is a parent grape to Cabernet Sauvignon however its flavors are quite the opposite with spicy earth tones, floral notes, and a lower tannin expression Aroma: strawberry, rose petal, lavender, spicy peppercorn, and cinnamon Palate: red currant, raspberry, strawberry, rose petal, green strawberry, spicy peppercorn. Cabernet Franc has a smoother and more elegant palate than Cabernet Sauvignon with a lot less tannin. Appetizer: pepper-encrusted charcuterie, stuffed mushrooms, herb-infused goat cheese Main Course: Lamb chops, duck, stews, venison