While labeled as a Cabernet Franc, there's also some Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah in the mix. Aromas of dark cherry and crushed violet carry to the medium-bodied palate, where racy red currant and tilled earth add to the complexity. This is juicy in feel, with soft but copious tannins offering support.
Formerly working in the Finger Lakes wine region of upstate New York, Peartree's passion for terroir-expressive products, which spans from wine to cider and tea, is only rivaled by his love of canoeing and hiking. He prefers to focus on wines from Virginia, Michigan, Texas and other smaller U.S. regions, as well as domestic and international cider.