Varietal: Cabernet Franc
Region: Virginia – USA
A blend of 76% cabernet franc, 16% touriga, and 8% tannat, this cabernet franc exhibits a subtle aroma with a hint of chocolate, with flavors of cherry, strawberry, and a slight effervescence that can be attributed to the strawberry jam flavors as much as anything. Pairs well with saucy pastas or a hearty meal such as steak or beef stew thanks to the light nature of the wine.
Recommendation: Already a fan of cabernet franc, I really enjoyed finding a really good one for less than $20. The slight effervescence of the wine caught me off guard at first, but I found it quite enjoyable. The lighter nature of this wine, and the varietal in general, makes it great for pairing with food or drinking by itself, and this offering from First Colony is no exception. If you see this in your local store, give it a shot.