Barboursville Cabernet Franc Reserve (750 ml)
About this item
- Varietals: 90% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot
- Aged 12-14 months in French oak
- ABV: 13%
- Gold, 2018 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition
- 93 Points
This especially food-friendly wine is true to its varietal, expressing the lovely character of the cabernet franc grape. The outstanding response to our terroir has sustained this wine's ranking among the most honored and loyally followed wines we produce. We grow vines originating from the Loire Valley as well as Pomerol and St Emilion, as the foundation of a wine famed for elegance and complexity as well as considerable age worthiness.
A prematurely warm March induced bud break two weeks ahead of average, and then a series of frosty April nights robbed us of 40% of the crop. As the season progressed the vines suffered additional crop losses during a rainy June. Finally, from early August into late September, we enjoyed picking beautifully ripened fruit under clear and sunny skies. The whites showed beautiful aromatics and refreshing acidity, while the reds exhibited great depth of flavor and structure for aging. A stellar Octagon vintage.
Try pairing it with:
- Braised veal roast served with baby vegetables
- Tagliolini with breast of duck ragù
- Roasted lamb with rosemary and garlic over soft polenta
Tasting Notes: Dark garnet core, brilliant clarity in the glass. Intense, effusively luscious flavors of ripe red berries with caramelised notes of fig, cherry, and plum, elegantly woven together in barrel. Long-finishing and tannically vivid, yet with a remarkably soft palate.
- Fermentation: 8-12 days on the skins in stainless steel
- Maceration: 10 days
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