Briar Valley Winery 2015 Cabernet Franc
Ripe raspberry and blackberry fruit is accented by notes of leaf tobacco, dark chocolate and just a little bacon on a quite aromatic nose. Medium bodied, the palate offers more ripe berry fruit, while also showing a bit more oak with dark roast coffee, chocolate and smoke. Tasted on day two, some really nice licorice-meets-sasparilla flavors emerge. The tannins are medium intense but soft at the edges with a nice bit of fresh acidity too.
Producer: Briar Valley Winery
* Review sample provided by the winery