This wine is JUST 5.99! This an incredible QPR. Lovely, pure nose. True to varietal character on the palate, with good mouthfeel. Let's not forget a mid-palate that screams of the Cab Franc which dominates this blend - first veggies, then chocolate and coffee. This wine is, simply, quite amazing for the price. And, it finishes with terrific grip - nicely placed tannins that don't feel cheap at all. The grip on this wine is delicious and welcome at this tiny price. Further, it paired beautifully with seasoned, center cut pork chops. Get this wine by the case if you find it.
(14%) 56% Cabernet Franc, 26% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petite Verdot, 2% Malbec – Dark purple in color with brown sugar, blackberry fruit and spice on the nose. This one starts smooth with juicy blueberry flavors and silky tannins. Towards the middle the fruit turns jammy and slightly sweet before starting to dry out with nice cedar notes. The finish shows sweet tobacco and dry, tangy tannins. A true successor (or as close as we can hope for) to the aforementioned Franc Merlot. This one is nice, warm and comforting. A wine well suited for a winter evening. I’m so close to loving this one… Just a bit more acidity to see this through on the finish and I am buying by the case. Despite that I’ll still be grabbing a few more on my next visit as this is a enjoyable wine for the price.
Mmmm, yes. Cassis, brown sugar, and toasty graham crackers galore. Like donning warm flannel pajamas after making love in a log cabin. Comfortable structure and a whiff of sweet tobacco. Perfect for autumn. Thank you, Roustabout.
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