A smashing Cab Franc (American at that) for under $5

Monday, May 24, 2010

Brand NameLa Valle
Wine NameCabernet Franc
Vintage (Year)
BottlerHopewell Valley Vineyards
CountryUnited States
Wine ClassRed
Wine TypeCabernet Franc, Merlot
Wine GroupsI'll take this with chocolate
Low cost party staples
Heaven in a Bottle
Lovely reds
Alcohol %13.5%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 and Under
Site Rating10 (on a scale of 1-10)

It was at a fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis that I would come across a man named Luca Cimmarotta who would introduce me to a white Pinot Noir and this wonderful Cabernet Franc.

Most people don't know about Cabernet Franc, and when they do, they normally know it to be a main part of Bordeaux blends. However, there are times when you do see it on it's own.

In this case, this wine does have 5% Merlot added to it, which gives it a little bit more spice.

This wine has some wonderful cinnamon and nutmeg attributes, a juicy flavor of dark plums and cherries, and tannins which, will showing you dryness, smooth out immensely after proper airing.

This wine is a phenomenal purchase, as is their rose also made from Cabernet Franc.


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