2013 Essential Cabernet Franc – California

Guess who’s back?!    I apologize for the long hiatus.   I’ve had plenty of bottles lately that have inspired me to write an article, so I will certainly be posting more in the coming weeks.

When I went to Whole Foods tonight to get ingredients to make a cauliflower crust pizza (always delicious, and yes, I was skeptical at first too), I wanted to get a half bottle of red as well.   While I can finish a 750ML bottle on my own, I really prefer to share a bottle with friends.   I grabbed a $12 half bottle of zin, but then saw a bottle of Cab Franc on sale for $16.   I couldn’t say no to that!

The nose on this Cab Franc is lovely.   Surprisingly, not one hint of bell pepper… just delicious ripe raspberry and a bit of barnyard dust.   Quite a bit of acidity on the mouthfeel and finish.   This is a charming, food friendly Cab Franc that is quite a bargain at $16.



$16/bottle – sale at Whole Foods (regular price $19)