Decanted for four hours as recommended by other reviewers. Drinking very nice right now, but built for the long term. Great acidity complemented by red and blue fruit. Some smokey notes, tobacco, and a touch of green underneath a nice floral nose. Very good stuff.
This wine makes a terrific first impression with a beautiful deep red color in the glass and a big fruity nose of blackberry, cherry, and some oakey notes. On the palate the fruits remain and are joined by a surprising layer of smokey tobacco that serves to balance things nicely. The tannins are soft and well-integrated in the wine at this point, giving a mellow, silky smooth mouthfeel. Too little acid for the sausages I paired it with, but overall a really nice Cab Franc.
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