The 2009 Cabernet Franc is a vibrant dark cherry colour and is elegant and
aromatic. There are aromas of blackcurrant and stewed cherries with forest floor
characteristics. The palate is elegant and soft with luscious blackberries and black
cherry flavours with muted expressions of pine and moss. A finely balanced wine
with soft tannins and a lingering finish.
Our Cabernet Franc comes 100% from our Diamondback Vineyard on the Black Sage
Bench. The 2009 Cabernet Franc was brought in at cooler temperatures and after
sitting on its skins for several days, yeast was added to start fermentation. After
fermenting, the Cabernet Franc spent 12 months in American oak barrels prior to
bottling in May 2011.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair the Cabernet Franc with grilled portabella mushrooms, bison tenderloin, or a
meaty lasagne. Try it at Miradoro Restaurant with the housemade charcuterie or
the chicken salad sandwich.