2017 Palmaris Outer Coastal Plain Cabernet Franc Reserve
Notes of sweet cherry, toasted crumpet, black tea, and dried figs and dates come through with each sip. A dry-ish and tingling medium-length finish with moderate oak makes this a versatile red that offers a little bit of everything.
The musts were fermented in contact with the skins for a period of 14 days and were vinified using a Saccharomyces cerevisiae originally isolated from a Languedoc terroir. They were made in separate lots between October 4 and October 14, 2017 and subsequently transferred to a combination of French Nevers and American Oak in early January , 2018. Malo-lactic fermentation was effectuated in oak where they remained for 36months until January , 2021. The wines were then assembled into one blend and bottled in early March , 2021.
Suggested Pairings: Turkey Meatballs, Steak and Potatoes, Beef Stew
Awards: 97 points - Beverage Tasting Institute