Meeker Cabernet Franc Alexander Valley 2004
Varietals: 87% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot Alcohol: 14.6% by volume Appellation: Alexander Valley Oak Program: Mixed new and used French and American barrels Tasting Notes: Our first-ever Cabernet Franc opens the show like the star it deserves to be. Matt says this wine’s bouquet has four dimensions: First, there’s mocha. Then ripe Santa Rosa plums. Then chocolate. And then, once again, more chocolate. Go ahead, take a sip! The wine immediately coats the inside of your mouth with sweet cassis and dark fruit flavors, complemented by smooth tannins and a touch of oak. Then, at the finish, there’s a hint of dark-chocolate-covered strawberries that persists like a beach-house guest who just won’t go home. This wine is drinking great now, but with time in your cellar, it will no doubt achieve superstar status.
Another Meeker wine that thrills the pallet! This Alexander Valley Cab Franc is a juicy strawberry, oaky-chocolate tannin packed powerhouse. We enjoyed ours on a recent camping trip with campfire-baked potatoes and roasted marshmallows. It was odd pairing, to be sure, but this great wine held up!
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