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Glass House Winery Cabernet Franc 2017 – An Elegant, Floral Cabernet Franc

Glass House Winery, Cabernet Franc 2017, Monticello, Virginia, Wine Casual

Glass House Winery, Cabernet Franc 2017, Monticello, Virginia

Tasting Note: An elegant, floral cabernet franc that shows why the varietal is such an ideal Virginia red grape.

Medium-intensity ruby in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of black plum, black cherry, strawberry, clove baking spice and blossom.

On the palate the dry, medium-bodied cabernet franc has medium-intensity fruit flavors suggested on the nose supported by ripe, medium tannin and a hint of cedar on the medium finish.

There is midpalate complexity and a bright, floral character about the wine.

In Virginia, wine makers are encouraged to treat cabernet franc like a pinot noir, and that pervasive philosophy shows in this bottle.

Bottle Note: A luxurious wine, processed to bring out a layered midpalate and a balanced old-world feel overall.

Rating: 93 points
Price: $28
Alcohol: 12.5%
Tasted: Society of Wine Educator’s Conference, Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC
Tasting Date: August 15, 2019

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