Chateau d’Épiré, Clos de la Cerisaie, Anjou Rouge 2011, Loire, France
Tasting Note: A cabernet franc that showcases some of the higher tannic potential of the grape varietal but in a low-alcohol style that works perfectly for hotter weather and heavier dishes.
Ruby in color this wine has a nose of red fruit including red plum, red currant and raspberry; there is also violet and a handful of fall green vegetable which lays underneath cedar and a dash of vanilla baking spice.
On the palate grippy, earthy, medium-plus tannin shows on the attack ahead of the muted red fruit which emerges mid-palate towards a chalky finish.
The wine is medium in body and acidity.
Importer: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, Berkeley, California
Tasting Date: June 10, 2016