Varietal: Cabernet Franc
Region: Virginia – USA
Cost: $17 – $20
Good earthiness to the wine, a very dry cabernet franc. A very robust aroma greets you before you sip at the wine, which is followed by flavors of cherry and a hint of black olive. A rather peppery finish.
Recommendation: This wine will pair excellently with a sauce-heavy pasta or a very juicy steak, but the dryness of the wine by itself will probably be a turn-off for those looking for a dry red wine to drink by itself. If you’re pairing this with a meal, I certainly recommend it, but if you’re looking for something to drink by itself, this might not be the wine for you.