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Alexander Valley Vineyards, Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc

Sonoma County, CA

Nose: The nose of this vintage is a symphony of dark fruit aromas, including black cherry, cola, plum, blueberry, vanilla with a hint of black olive

Palate: On the palate, the wine unfolds with a rich tapestry of flavors. A harmonious blend of luscious dark fruit flavors including black cherry, blackberry, and plum are complemented by subtle herbal notes of sage and green bell pepper. The balanced acidity and smooth tannins develop into a refined mouthfeel, adding layers of depth with hints of black pepper and vanilla.

Finish: The finish is long and elegant with lingering notes of ripe blackberries and dark cherries. Finishing hints of sage, black pepper, and a touch of vanilla are accompanied by the smooth, well developed tannins continuing the layers of depth and complexity. The balanced acidity leaves the palate feeling clean and refreshed, making every sip a delightful experience.

Food Pairing: Pair this Cabernet Franc with dishes that complement its bold character. Grilled meats such as steak, lamb, or pork. Dishes seasoned with fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme, and sage complement the herbal notes in this Cabernet Franc. Rich pasta dishes with tomato-based sauces, such as those found in lasagna or Bolognese pair well with the acidity and fruitiness. The Cabernet Franc's depth and complexity can be further enhanced with aged gouda, cheddar, or blue cheese.

Overall: The vibrant palate of ripe blackberries, dark cherries, and plums, combined with the subtle herbal notes of sage and green bell pepper make this Cabernet Franc an exceptional wine. The balanced acidity and smooth well-developed tannins create a refined and elegant mouthfeel. Hints of black pepper, vanilla, and a touch of minerality add layers of depth and complexity, allowing for a long, satisfying finish. A wine that perfectly pairs with a wide array of dishes, this Cabernet Franc showcases the unique terroir of Alexander Valley with every sip.

 Alexander Valley Vineyards, Cabernet Franc
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