Posts tagged "Cabernet Franc"
Red Hook Winery:  Whole Cluster Press Cab Franc & Orange Chardonnay?

Red Hook Winery: Whole Cluster Press Cab Franc & Orange Chardonnay?

I am not really sure what to make of some of the wines from Brooklyn based Red Hook Winery, but a good friend brought a bottle of their Whole Cluster Press Cab Franc over for a recent BBQ and I was intrigued by its unique color and aromas, so I swung by the Red Hook...
Broc Cellars: California Low Alcohol Wine in the House

Broc Cellars: California Low Alcohol Wine in the House

Broc Cellars popped onto the radar via Chambers Street Wines rather hastily.  After their interview with Chris Brockway, I felt compelled to try a couple bottles; epecially the Cabernet Franc (which quickly sold out – sorry).  When you see numbers like 12.5% (as in alcohol content) or even 11.9% (for the Cab Franc) for red...
Loire + Saumur + Cabernet Franc = Good Times

Loire + Saumur + Cabernet Franc = Good Times

I doubt there really is any significant percentage of Americans who actively seek out wines from the Loire.  Or is there?  Looking into what people look at on this here blog, Loire is up there.  So that inspired me to open a bottle of Domaine Filliatreau 2010 Saumur, which I have had hanging around since...
Bordeaux & South Africa.  What do they have in common?

Bordeaux & South Africa. What do they have in common?

Fall is here, and for me it has reignited a taste for Bordeaux.  I have had this 2001 Les Ormes de Pez slumbering in my cellar for a while and thought it would be a good time to crack it open.  2001 was not a legendary vintage, but it is considered to be a very...