Drytown Cellars, Cabernet Franc 2004, Amador County, California
Tasting Note: A bottle that proves the ageability of warm-weather, Amador County cabernet franc.
Purple to ruby in color this cabernet franc has a nose of jammy black fruit including blueberry, black cherry, red plum, raspberry and cinnamon baking spice.
On the palate the wine is medium-plus in body and tannin with a velvety, mouth-coating tannin effect.
The wine shows both the black and red fruit expressions of the grape with mid-palate complexity that completes with a somewhat chalky finish.
Bottle Note: Drytown, in the heart of historic Gold County of the Sierra Nevada Foothills, was founded in 1848, making it the oldest community in Amador County, named for Dry Creek. The town was never “dry” but was once the home to more than 25 saloons!
Tasting Date: May 7, 2016