2021 Cabernet Franc, Heringer Vineyard
At Dashe Cellars, we have always loved Cabernet Franc wines, especially those of the Loire Valley in France. Wines from Chinon, Saumur, Touraine, and Bourgueil have always found a place at our table, and since the Loire Valley is not far from Anne Dashe’s hometown in Brittany, it’s always been our goal to make a domestic Cabernet Franc with the lovely texture, pure fruit, and spice that make this varietal so beautiful to drink by itself or with a wide range of foods. We found a perfect location at the Heringer Vineyard in Clarksburg, with the cold nights and warm days reminiscent of the Loire Valley climate. These vines produced a Cabernet Franc with all the character and velvety mouthfeel we wanted, but with an added fruit component reflective of the perfect Californian weather. Serve slightly chilled to highlight the delicate fruit.
|Aromas:||Black cherry, pomegranate, cocoa powder, and a slight earthy note.|
|Taste:||Bright fruit entry of pomegranate, cassis, and black cherry, followed with slightly peppery spice notes. Lighter bodied wine with firm tannins, velvety midpalate, and balanced acidity. Persistant finish of black cherry, pomegranate and spice.|