Varietal: Cabernet Franc
Region: Virginia – USA
Cost: < $20
Low tannins and a lighter finish than is usual for a Virginia Cabernet Franc. A peppery finish with spices throughout, a very medium-bodied wine. Will pair well with red meats, chips and salsa, or just by itself.
Recommendation: 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. As a vineyard, Vino Curioso seems to be marketing themselves towards a younger demographic, something that not many vineyards are doing yet. At a wine expo, the average age of the patrons at their booth was under 30. Vino Curioso is doing a great job of marketing their wines in a fun and inventive way, all the while producing a quality wine. 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.