Varietal: Â Cabernet Franc
Region: Â Virginia – USA
Cost: Â < $20
Low tannins and a lighter finish than is usual for a Virginia Cabernet Franc. Â A peppery finish with spices throughout, a very medium-bodied wine. Â Will pair well with red meats, chips and salsa, or just by itself.
Recommendation: Â Vino Curioso is a new up and coming vineyard in Virginia, with the cabernet franc (with a great reference to Old School) being the highlight. Â As a vineyard, Vino Curioso seems to be marketing themselves towards a younger demographic, something that not many vineyards are doing yet. Â At a wine expo, the average age of the patrons at their booth was under 30. Â Vino Curioso is doing a great job of marketing their wines in a fun and inventive way, all the while producing a quality wine. Â If you find a bottle of the Franc the Tank at your local store, I recommend grabbing it – it’s not your usual Virginia cabernet franc, but it’s a very good one nonetheless.