I’ll Take Another Glass. Or 2.

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the winery.

Fall approaches. Not too long ago I was wishing for summer and dreaming of white wines. Now my thoughts are edging back to the red end of the spectrum again and I’m dabbling in some of the reds that have sat, neglected, in my basement all summer long. Cabernet Franc seemed like a good choice to get back into the red groove, so we opened up the 2007 Maryhill Proprietor’s Reserve Cabernet Franc. It had a real cork closure, clocked in at 14.2% alcohol by volume, and retails for $34.

Four takeaways from this wine:

1.) Cabernet Franc is quickly becoming my go-to red.

2.) This wine would be perfect with a marinated London broil on the grill.

3.) On the other hand, it was lovely on its own.

4.) Imagine a cedar chest, filled with chocolate, raspberries, black cherries, pepper, and smoke. Put it in a glass and add some herbs and you’ve got this wine.

On the nose I found herbs, pepper, white pepper, earth, chocolate, peppers, raspberry, black cherry, berry, cedar, and smoke. In the mouth I got black cherry, raspberry, herbs, smoke, pepper, and chocolate notes. Altogether this wine was deliciousness wrapped into a glass.


4 Responses

  1. Thanks for introducing us to the idea of a “London broil”.

    Which, coming from London, was a bit of a weird introduction…

    Ah well, live and learn. Remind us to introduce you to the American Hot…

  2. Ha, that’s funny! I’ve been to London, but never heard of an American Hot…I’m guessing it’s not the same as a hot brown?

  3. Don’t you just love a good Cabernet Franc…Hahn’s Santa Lucia Highlands Cab Franc was my favorite, now they don’t produce it anymore, so I tend to drink more Malbecs and Carmeneres. Come to think of it, there aren’t too many reds I don’t like ‘cept bad ones.

  4. Well no… unless a hot brown is a pizza?

    An American Hot is a pizza with pepperoni.

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