2017 Signature Series Cab Franc
Visually the wine is opaque, uniformly dark with crimson tones. The nose is vibrant, vivid and complex with initial aromas of spice, cardamom, pepper, violets, dried herbs and blue fruits. With aeration and warmth, you get fruit that lean towards more the red spectrum, currants, raspberries and pomegranate.
The palate shows a lot of restraint and elegance. The tannins are soft, supple and coating with a core of acidity running through the entire wine. The oak is well balanced and there is perhaps a hint of charred wood, pencil lead and black tea. The flavors are very savory, and the finish is long and lengthy.
This wine is not built on brute power and extraction. It shows finesse, silkiness and elegance which lends itself to being cellared for 6-10 years quite easily under the right conditions.