The Joy of Franc

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

Whenever I pop the cork on a bottle of Cabernet Franc, my first thought is always “Why don’t I drink more Cabernet Franc?” Cabernet Franc can be such a delightful, aromatic wine with great structure and fruit on the palate and I should make a greater effort to include more of it in my wine diet. In particular, I (and you) should definitely make the effort to get a bottle of the 2012 Cornerstone Cabernet Franc into my wine diet, it’s a wonderful example of all that can be great about this wine. The Cornerstone Cab Franc comes in at 14.7% alcohol by volume, has a real cork closure, and retails for $50. (I seem to have misplaced my photos for this wine, my apologies.)

Takeaways from this wine:

1.) Pairs well with shattered nerves from your infant not sleeping.

2.) Also pairs well with BBQ ribs.

3.) Cornerstone Cellars offers one of the most consistently well-rounded and well-executed wine portfolios I’ve had the pleasure to taste.

4.) I always feel like Cabernet Franc offers a great bridge between lighter and heavier reds.

On the nose I found black cherry, raspberry, baking spice, clove, and herbs. In the mouth I got cherry, raspberry, strawberry, and black tea. Overall I found the wine to be bright and fresh with a long, smooth finish.

 

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One Response

  1. Love Cornerstone and Cab Franc!

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