2017 South Bay Cabernet Franc
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- Tasting Notes
Vividly ruby. Here’s a captivating panoply of scents:
plum, cherry, red currant peaking behind strawberry
and a wisp of anise. Full-on richness of smooth
soothing tannic structure suspended in recurring
red berry fruit adding depth to a velvety finish.
- Wine Specs
Sugar – 4.2 g/L
Alc – 12.5%
Brix – 20.7
Aging – 18 mth French oak (30% new)
Production – 225 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.
Jul 10, 2018
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.