Red Wine by Ransom from Oregon. Oregon's Rogue Valley is ripe for the reinterpretation of Bordeaux varietals, and this Cabernet Franc is true to both its heritage and the wild terroir of the Southern Cascades. The wine is a lustrous violet hue in the glass, offering vivid aromas of elderberry and Szechuan peppercorn. A juicy streak of acidity provides contrast and connection to the concentrated flavors of blackcurrant and pancetta and fine weathered stone tannins on the palate with a juicy streak of acidity. The finish persists with a savory vestige of wild huckleberry and alpine sage. Drink now or hold; we believe it will cellar elegantly for at least a decade.
Red Wine by Domaine de la Butte from Loire, France - regions. The Mi-Pente bottling is the most concentrated cuvee, as it comes from the oldest vines, which are 50 years old. The wine is given a one-month long maceration period, and is then aged for 18 months entirely in barriques made for the domaine in Burgundy from Allier and Troncais oak, which are 50% new and 50% one year old. This is one of greatest Cabernet Francs made in the Loire valley.
Red Wine by William Harrison from Napa Valley, California. Vibrant crimson in color, this 100% Cabernet Franc opens with an expressive nose of white pepper, cherry, violet and forest floor. The palate has a stunning intensity, with layer upon layer of rich flavors. Fruity and earthy, lush and succulent, this delicious wine will gain character and depth for years to come.
Red Wine by Hauts De Sanziers from Loire, France - regions. A lovely wine with notes of currants, red cherries and plums. Bright, pure fruit, with hints of spice and minerals. Pair with: charcuterie, grilled tuna, pork, and rabbit.
Red Wine by Le Macchiole from Tuscany, Italy. Paleo Rosso arrived in 1989. It is the wine that has evolved well over time: born originally as a classic Bordeaux blend in 2001, eventually arriving as a 100% Cabernet Franc. This is a beautiful story of obstinacy in challenging the stereotype of Cabernet Franc, which is already difficult to produce, and even more so as a pure varietal wine. Today Paleo Rosso is a symbol of Bolgheri despite its distinct individualism and originality within the region; it is one of the most famous Italian Cabernet Franc wines in the world. The word Paleo is a common name referring to the Festuca Pratensis of the family Gramineae, an herb spontaneously growing on the Tuscan coast.
Red Wine by Tranche Cellars from Walla Walla Valley, Washington. Floral and herbaceous on the nose, with delicate aromas of rose petal, lavender and wildflowers above layers of dried redcurrant, wild fig and lignified wood. A soft entry to the palate is followed by an immediate weight and density in the mouth with rich flavors of raspberry, leather and thyme. Herbaceous notes of eucalypt, cedar and tomato bush combine with dusty mouth-filling tannins to make this a truly striking Cabernet Franc.
Red Wine by Zepaltas from Sonoma County, California. On the nose we get lavender, strawberry, anise and black pepper. On the palate flavors of blueberry, raspberry and of course the hallmark of Cabernet Franc, bell pepper. The 2014 is slightly more fruit driven than the 2013. It is bright and plush up front and finishes with medium grit tannins. This wine will need a year of cellaring to get to its sweet spot, so decanting will be necessary for early drinking.
Red Wine by Domaine de la Noblaie from Loire, France - regions. The Chinon rouge from the property is a case study in the balance between power and elegance, spice and softness, and fat and acidity. Jerome's rouge is produced from a single block called Les Chiens-Chiens: 40-80 year old Cabernet Franc vines. Aged 12 months in 2 and 3-year-old barrels, this Chinon is lovely and perfumed, with tremendous length in the mouth.
Red Wine by Bernard Baudry from Loire, France - regions. A complex, powerful wine with firm tannins, unctuous, with aromas of very ripe fruit. A wine that will benefit from being laid down for several years to reveal its full potential.
Red Wine by Barnett Vineyards from Napa Valley, California. Like many wines produced during the 2013 vintage at Barnett Vineyards this wine is an extremely dark purple wine. The wine varietal is wonderfully expressed with acai and mountain berries as well as black pepper and gravel minerality. The mouthfeel is round and lush, thanks in part to the 6% Merlot addition. The berry aromas continue on the palate along with some pomegranate, floral and dark chocolate flavors. The chalky tannins emerge slowly, with firm mountain acidity backing them up. The finish is long with more pomegranate lingering. This is a very fruit forward wine in its youth, but it will continue to develop beautifully over the next 7-9 years (2022-2024).
Red Wine by Bodega Aleanna from Argentina, South America. Namesake: El Enemigo (The Enemy): At the end of the journey, we remember only one battle. The one we fought against ourselves, the original enemy. The one that defined us.
Red Wine by Catherine & Pierre Breton from Loire, France - regions. Pierre Breton is this early-release, young-drinking, fruit-forward, hyphen-worthy Bourgueil, loaded with fragrant leather, spice, and brambleberry.
Red Wine by Clarksburg Wine Company from California. This wine is inky with a ruby hue. The intial aroma is of cherry cordial, black olive, and tobacco. A defined minerality is reminiscent of wet rock with notes of cedar humidor. This wine features bright cherry, graphite, dried herb flavors in a smoke and buttery oak cocoon. The mouthfeel demonstrates initial grip with a pleasing luscious fruit and velvety texture on the finish.
Red Wine by Lang & Reed from Napa Valley, California. This is the seventh vintage of Lang & Reed Two-Fourteen' Cabernet Franc, which displays a brilliant crimson color with a typical, youthful violet-blue edge. The aroma distills white and red cherry with an ethereal sous bois' (or forest floor) impression. On the palate, this wine possesses bright and pure Cabernet Franc flavors of firm black cherry, cassis and graphite, which are expansive and made mouthwatering by ample fresh fruit acidity. The finish is supported by solid, but not oppressive, tannins, which have flavor elements that provide memorable length. This is a fresh and exacting expression of Cabernet Franc, attributed to the 214 clone, that will serve well now or gain in complexity with additional bottle age.
Red Wine by Peju Province from Napa Valley, California. This classic Cabernet Franc offers aromas of raspberry, green peppercorn and violets. Layers of savory dried herbs, clove, plum and blackberry, finishing with hints of cedar and rosemary. This supple, elegant wine is brilliant now and will continue to mature for the next 5- 7 years. Blend: 81% Cabernet Franc, 16% Merlot, 2% Malbec, 1% Syrah
Red Wine by Domaine de la Butte from Loire, France - regions. Le Pied de la Butte comes from a clay-limestone soil located at the bottom of the slope. It is vinified and aged in stainless steel tanks to be enjoyed upon release in the Spring following harvest. The wine offers generous, savory black cherry and cranberry fruit with a soft texture.
Red Wine by Steele from California. This Cabernet Franc has aromas of red cherry, raspberry, plum, and licorice. Flavors are of red fruit, raspberry, and plum with smooth acidity, followed by soft tannins. We age the wine for 15 months in mainly hybrid barrels. This wine pairs well with many different dishes; try it with braised short ribs, lasagna, or a portabella burger.
Red Wine by Saget la Perriere from Loire, France - regions. Marie de Beauregard Chinon is garnet red with ruby highlights and a lovely intensity of color. On the nose, the wine has aromas of coffee and sweet pepper with a hint of camphor mixed with vanilla. On the palate, aromas of undergrowth mixed with musk and blueberry. Solid structure with silky smooth tannins