Fermentation and maturation without oak casts a spotlight onto this unadorned Cabernet Franc. Sweet-tart black cherry and berry notes on the nose and palate are accented by streaks of green leaf and violet. It's not a deeply concentrated wine but refreshing, fringed by fine soft tannins and a touch of granite minerality on the finish.
Anna Lee C. Iijima joined Wine Enthusiast in 2010. A former attorney turned beverage devotee, she holds a Diploma in Wine and Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is a student in the Masters of Wine Program. She is also an Advanced Sake Professional of the Sake Education Council with an enduring love for saké and shochu.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org