Grape Variety: Cabernet Franc.
Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Anjou; Loire Valley, France.
Price: $17.10 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Venison stir fry.
Opened 60-minutes before drinking. Clear, ruby color with a lighter brownish rim and a glass full of sediment on the last pour. Cherry, fresh cut hay, just dug leafmold from a deciduous forest floor, fresh cracked peppercorns and the traditional green pepper aromas. SMOOTH, VERY approachable, dry, medium body and a 150-grit texture. Dusty cherry, current and quince flavors with a stoniness in the background, lots of bright acidity, smooth yet grippy tannins and a long dry dusty finish. A true “stand-out” wine that had a nice mineral character, well balanced and a true “easy drinking” red wine. It was about as soft as red wine can get and still have acidity and tannins. Excellent paired with the venison stir fry and equally delicious sipping after the dinner. A delicious $17 wine that simply had it all!!!
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Closure: Plastic cork.
UPC Code: 7 61562 9
Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.