Cabernet Franc, Selendi
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Organic

Cabernet Franc, Selendi - 2017

Item # 42549 750mL
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Certified Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.


Tasting Notes

The Selendi winery's first vintage was in the year 2000. This Cabernet Franc is impressive, more international in style with an opulent nature yet clearly making for a unique expression of this French grape. Aged for a year and a half in French oak barrels.


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Staff Pick Notes

This impressive Cabernet Franc with an opulent nature makes for a unique expression of the French grape. Aged for 1.5 years in French oak barrels, this vintage rates better than any other year for this wine. The grape is growing in popularity now elsewhere in the world, with limited plantings scattered across the globe. The firm tannins and acidity are typically softer than what one finds in Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep violet in the glass, this complex and robust wine has a nose of leather, tobacco cassis, and anisette. An exploding palate of turf, black fruits, and chocolate with oaky notes, fennel bulb, and lavender. A gentle, long finish of soft, warmer notes like sage and mint. I close my eyes and imagine myself in Istanbul when I enjoy it with roasted lamb, steaks, and strong cheeses. Lovely!

- RDC

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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