*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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