2019 Cabernet Franc
The wine is ruby colored and uniform throughout, devoid of any gas or flocculation. The nose is beautifully expressive, with primary aromas of dark fruited berries, black coffee bean, cured meats with secondary aromas of violet and pencil lead or graphite.
The initial entry showcases the core of acidity and brightness of the wine, with a seamless transition to the mid and back palate, where silky and fine-grained tannins take over. The wine is beautifully balanced, and although this is a full-bodied wine, it does not feel heavy or overly weighty.
The flavors are darker fruited with no evidence of green pepper flavors sometimes associated with this wine. The wine is somewhat accessible early on but really requires a few years to fully develop. I think this will start drinking optimally from 3-5 years onwards, may age for up to 10 years.
Sediment may occur naturally, so decanting is suggested prior to pouring.
Food pairing: Spice Rub or cured meats, grilled lamb and hard cheeses