Producer: Early Mountain Vineyards
Grapes: 73% cabernet franc, 27% merlot
Production: 110 cases
Price: Wine Club Only
* Review sample provided by the winery
Early Mountain Vineyards 2017 "Soif" Cabernet Franc-Merlot
This co-ferment of cabernet franc and merlot is intensely aromatic -- fresh, just-crushed blackberry and black currants are made more complex by a layer of savory herbs and just a little damp soil.
This low-tannin red is driven by its juiciness and fruit-forward nature, with plump berry qualities -- cherries, blackberries and cassis -- distinct cabernet franc herbal qualities, an earthy edge and a nice bit of cherry skin flavor on the end of a fresh, fun finish. It also takes well to a light chill, which makes it exceedingly versatile as a food wine as summer winds down.