Varietal: Â Cabernet Franc
Region: Â Virginia – USA
Cost: Â $16
Grayhaven’s Cabernet Franc offers a deep ruby color with aromas of berries and spice. Light to medium bodied, it delivers simple and straightforward flavors of wild cherry and plum. Â Hints of spice, leather, and a pepperyness on the finish. Pairs well with braised lamb, roast duck and Northern Italian style veal dishes.
Recommendation: Â This is a great Cabernet Franc for somebody looking for a more mellow red wine. Â Works well with or without food, and can even be turned into an excellent mulled wine. Â Certainly on the lighter side of color and flavor when it comes to Cabernet Franc, but the peppery finish is a pleasant surprise and adds something to the wine that makes it worth the purchase. Â Grayhaven doesn’t enter their wine into competitions, and I’m not saying that this wine would win if they did, but it would certainly get an honorable mention. Â
Check this wine out if you get the chance, and visit their vineyard in Gum Spring, Virginia if you’re in the area. Â The comfortableness of the vineyard alone will make you want to spend the day there drinking their wine.