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.
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.