Early Mountain Vineyards "Shenandoah Valley" Cabernet Franc
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Early Mountain Vineyards "Shenandoah Valley" Cabernet Franc - 2018

Item # 37681 750mL
$29.96/ Single Bottle
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$359.52 $323.57/ Case of 12
Grape Variety

Tasting Notes

A plush Cabernet Franc showing dark fruit flavors, fine grained tannins and long finish. The wine spends nine months on the lees and some time aging in barrel. This comes from a small artisan winery in Virginia that was started in 2012.

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Staff Pick Notes

I would never imagine myself being a champion for a Virginia winery, yet here I am telling everyone I meet that they should be drinking wines from Early Mountain. All of the wines are terroir-driven and express delicious flavor, fine minerality and balance. You won't find overt new oak or high alcohol. This Cabernet Franc is especially delicious. Silky red fruit, a hint of herbs, fine tannins. Fans of Loire Valley Cab Franc will be delighted. If you ever find yourself in Virginia, pay a visit to their stunning winery; it was voted best tasting room in America.

- LM

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Cabernet Franc

Relegated to moderate obscurity in modern times, Cabernet Franc is in fact the proud parent of the attention-hogging Cabernet Sauvignon (after an illicit affair with Sauvignon Blanc a hundred-odd years ago). Cabernet Franc has remained close to its roots in France, enjoying small pockets of popularity primarily in the Loire Valley (specifically in Chinon), where it is often bottled as a varietal...

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