Producer: Rosemont of Virginia
Grapes: 100% cabernet franc
* Review sample provided by the winery
Rosemont of Virginia 2017 Cabernet Franc
Ripe fruit aromas of blackberries, black cherries and blueberries are accented by hints of dried versions of the same fruits, spicy oak and a savory, almost soy sauce-like aromas.
As with any properly expressive cabernet franc, there is a nice balance between fruit and savory qualities on a fuller-bodied palate. Black and blue fruit flavors are ripe and backed by mesquite smoke, more of that savory/umami character and just a little dried mint on the end of a medium-long finish. It wears 14% abv quite well with ripe, softening tannins.