*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the winery.
I’ve been digging on Cabernet Franc lately. Something about the fresh fruit notes and lovely spices and earthy bits is just really appealing to me. I happily plucked the 2007 Maryhill Cabernet Franc from the basement to sip on the other night. It has a real cork closure, clocks in at 14.4% alcohol by volume, and the current 2008 vintage retails for $18.
Four takeaways from this wine:
1.) $18 is a steal. Run, don’t walk, to scoop up this wine.
2.) The nose on the Cab Franc was pure deliciousness. Hit many of the classic Cab Franc notes.
3.) The flavors followed nicely to the palate with great acidity.
4.) I’ve really enjoyed everything I’ve tried from Maryhill Winery.
On the nose I got pepper, violets, black cherry, espresso, chocolate and spice. In the mouth I found black cherry, spice, cedar, espresso, black plum, raspberry, and a mineral note. Overall, the fruit was very fresh and it had great acidity carrying the finish.