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Cabernet Franc 2012
In This Bordeaux varietal is not often found on its own, and is more frequently blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux grapes. That’s too bad, because Franc has a lovely character. In very general terms, Cab Franc is lighter in tannins, and more spicy and fruit-forward than its Sauvignon cousin. Bob Pedroni’s vineyard at the far south end of Dry Creek Valley expresses a consistent profile in Cabernet Franc: nutmeg, green olive, violet and dark berry. You’ll find fresh notes of cherry cola and dusty wood on the nose, and a spicy character leading to a long finish on the palate. Savor that finish, with lingering notes of warm white pepper and fennel, and a gentle reminder of blackberry cobbler. Imagine this wine with a Moroccan Chicken Tagine, or lamb grilled over rosemary.