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WINE CLUB January 2022 | 2019 Colorado Cabernet Franc

A down-to-earth Colorado Cabernet Franc – the perfect wine to start off the new year

Traditionally, Cabernet Francs have been a workhorse blending grape that would add complexity and depth to world-renowned wines from Bordeaux and the Loire Valley in France, to Friuli and Tuscany in Italy, and many more regions in-between. 

2019 Colorado Cabernet Franc

Here in Colorado, Cabernet Franc has proven to be prolific with a bit more tolerance to the harsh climate. In recent years, Colorado Francs have earned many accolades as a stand alone varietal because of the unique tension between delicate floral notes and the rustic herbaceous character that this grape has to offer. 

Try this Cab Franc

This 2019 Franc, grown by Neil Guard of Avant Vineyards in Palisade, CO, showcases the synergy between the delicate flowery side of this grape to the bold earthy qualities. Deep garnet hues lure you into the pleasant herbal aromas laced with violets, and as you take another whiff, spicy red peppercorn draws your attention. Flavors of cardamom dominate the palate as dry cocoa textures mingle with savory spice and dried fruit. The finish returns with the dry cocoa and subdued warm spices that linger on and on. Grab a glass and pair with any hearty winter meal. Enjoy!

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