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.

Producer: Rosemont of Virginia
Region: Virginia
Grapes: 100% cabernet franc
ABV: 14%
Price: $25*
Score: 89 points

* Review sample provided by the winery

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