Cabernet Franc 2021
Our ‘primeur’ is a fruit driven wine with notes of redcurrant and bramble fruit. The wine has a short time in oak, which gives it a well-balanced mouth feel with the light oak character complementing the intense fruit characters nicely. Cabernet Franc 2021 will show a fruit forward style 1-3 years after the vintage, but will show more complexity and character with 4-10 years of bottle aging letting the Virginia “terroir” balance with the fruit core. This is a beautifully structured classic vintage Cabernet Franc.
6 months in oak (100% French oak, 0% new, 60% neutral, 40% 2-3 year)
Sight: Bright Ruby Aroma: Leads with fresh raspberry and bramble and warms to ripe cherry. Flavors: Red fruit compote, soft pepper influence, soft tannins with enough presence to engage you with its complexity but at the same time light on its feet and easy to drink.
Our 2021 Cabernet Franc is one of my favorite reds of the '21 vintage. It has all the niceties of a good Virginia Cabernet Franc coupled with an amazing vintage and perfect conditions for the grape. The Cabernet Franc grapes are hand harvested by our dedicated team and hand sorted in the vineyard to remove any fruit that may tarnish the true quality of the vintage.