Alba Vineyard, Estate Reserve Heritage Cabernet Franc 2016, New Jersey
Tasting Note: Cabernet franc done in a rich, new-world style that gives you a fruit-filled midpalate that bridges the things you love in both old world and new world cabernet franc.
Deep-intensity ruby in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of black plum, raspberry, kirsch and violet petal.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied cabernet franc has medium-plus-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported my medium acidity and ripe, medium-plus tannin.
Bottle Note: Our Heritage represents an unwavering vision to challenge convention and sustainably cultivate the very best fruit. An extended maceration provided structure of rich fruit and bold tannins, followed by 30 months of aging in French oak, all leading to a cab franc with ripe supple flavors and a long, seductive finish.
Tasted: Alba Vineyard, Village of Finesville, Milford, New Jersey
Tasting Date: October 25, 2020