You are currently viewing October 2020  | 2017 Black Bear Orchard Cab Franc!

October 2020 | 2017 Black Bear Orchard Cab Franc!

Your wine of the month is ready! For October, we’ve decided on the delicious 2017 Colorado Cabernet Franc from Black Bear Orchard. This savory wine has everything you want from Cabernet Franc, especially for the fall season! For more detailed tasting notes, please continue reading below.

Image of Black Bear Orchard
Black Bear Orchard vineyard in Palisade

Cabernet Franc is widely planted here in Colorado but one of the most unique and impressive plantings is that of BBO (Black Bear Orchard). These high elevation vines sit directly in the shadow of Mt Lincoln, while also having the winding Colorado River to the South. With warm days and cool nights, this terroir allows the grapes to mature perfectly. Typically, Cab Franc can be lighter and softer than regular Cabernet Sauvignons… However, our BBO bottling is full of flavor and complexity. On the nose you will notice amazing aromas of roasted spices, chilis and even green pepper. On the palate, this vintage is much fuller bodied than most Cabernet Francs, but is still smooth and approachable.

Black Bear Orchard is farmed sustainably by owner Brian Cox. Like many of our growers, he favors natural solutions over chemical intervention. For this reason, these grapes work extremely well with our style of wine making. When made naturally, there’s never a chance of mistaking the origin of BBO Franc!

Mason Balistreri & Family

Join the Balistreri Wine Club

Never be without great natural wines!

New and award-winning wines are specially selected for you each month! Pick up in our tasting room or have it shipped right to your door. Our Wine Club keeps you stocked up on delicious natural wines that you can enjoy now or cellar for a special occasion. No sign-up fees!

Wine club includes signed poster and tote bag

Leave a Reply