Already in the 18th century farmers began to cultivate the grape Cabernet Franc in the Bordeaux region. A grape that usually play a supporting role as an excellent complement to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Very few winemakers take on the challenge to produce a wine with 100% Cabernet Franc. In an earlier blog article I have written about Moreson in South Africa, who managed this challange in a fantastic way. And now it has happened again ...
In February the Swedish systembolaget released the Robert Sinskey Vineyard Carbet Franc 2005 from southern part of Napa Valley in California. A quality producer with a passion for organic winemaking since 20 years.
The wine has a beautiful dark red color and the nose reminds me of wandering around in the tight blackberry bushes on the island where I live. Also nice hints of violets, cedar and grass emerges. The taste is purity itself with fine concentrated shades of dark berries, violets, tobacco and mint.
I can recommend a purchase of a couple of bottles of this wine bargain. One for immediate testing and some for the cellar. A producer to keep an eye on for the future and well worth a visit when visiting California next time. Cheers!