2018 Old Vine Cabernet Franc


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  • Tasting Notes

Vividly dark ruby. Here is a captivating
chorus of scents. Leading off in the front
isle: black fruit (plum, cherry, current)
backed up by red berry fruit. A full-on
tannic structure, youthful in nature
suspended by recurring red berry jam. A
two- hour aeration suggested.

  • Wine Specs

Sugar – 3 g/L
Alc – 12.5%
Brix – 20.7
Aging – 16 month French oak (30% new)
Production – 400 cases

  • Food Pairings

Meats – Black pepper roasted duck breasts, lamb chops with dried cherries and port sauce reduction, grilled onion and sausage Panini, venison and rabbit

Cheese – Brie, Camembert, smoked Gouda, sharp cheddar, Gorgonzola and other light blue veins

  • Recommended Enjoyment

This is a fantastic harvest wine and pairs well with roadside farm stands. Enjoy the bountiful vegetables of the County grilled on BBQ while sipping this gem.

  • Reviews

Michael Pinkus

Jul 10, 2018

4+ stars

This is the very first time Cabernet Franc from South Bay Vineyard has been featured on its own in a bottle of Huff wine, which goes to show what an exceptional vintage 2016 was. The wine spent 18 months in French oak, 30% of it new. The resulting wine is one Huff fans should be talking about for years (and drinking over the next decade); aromas of raspberry and smoky-cassis which join black cherry and tobacco on the palate … a great black fruit driven core with a smoky exterior and balanced acidity to complete the ensemble.

  • Awards

Bronze Medal