2015 Cabernet Franc
A dark garnet color characterizes this wine as notes of clove, cherries, and allspice waft from the glass, giving it an almost fruitcake-like character. As the wine opens up, the aromatics soften to purple violets and crushed herbs. The palate reveals a darker side than expected, with notes of chocolate, chard plum, and cassis. The tannins seem to grip at first then fall away to a nice finish of cedar and baked persimmon.