Cabernet Franc 2010


2010 ~ 750ml

Tasting Notes
Our 2010 vintage Cabernet Franc has a rich dark colour. Its nose is huge with big layers of dried black cherry, dried mission figs, leather, tobacco, toasted oak, dark chocolate truffle and coffee notes. The palate is smooth, intense and balanced with elegant flavours of dried cherry compote, figs, vanilla bean, dark chocolate, coffee and smoky notes intermingling with smooth tannins. The flavours are huge yet well balanced with acidity and tannins pushing to a very long finish.

Winemaking Notes
The grapes were harvested in mid-October then slowly dried for 102 days using the traditional appassimento method.  This wine slowly fermented on the skins, was pressed, and then aged in select French oak barrels for 27 months.  This is a full appassimento wine and has been further bottle aged in our cellar so that it can be enjoyed now or allow it to continue to mature in your cellar for another 10 years.

Wine and Food Pairings
This big and bold Cabernet Franc pairs perfectly grilled beef, veal, lamb, prime rib with roasted vegetables, smoked ribs, blue and hard cheeses and fine dark chocolate.

Awards and Accolades
93 Points – Cabernet Franc 2010
“Every single grape that went into this wine was dried for 100-plus days and was aged in for 27 months in French oak barrels. It then spent five years in bottle before being released now… This is serious stuff that requires a big leather chair, a decanter and, as the tech sheet says: “A cigar, or sitting by the fire.”… The finish lasts forever and suggests a very long life ahead for this wonderful wine.” Rick VanSickle,, April 13, 2018

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Additional Information

Weight 1.6 kg
Dimensions 49 x 10 x 7.75 cm