I wanted something special for Valentines day, so I splurged and order three different wines from Two Sisters to make the day! This one is dark in color with a nice cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely vibrant edhe dark cherry notes along with some dark chocolate … On the medium length finish the wine displays some firm acidity, lovely dryness and nice tannins. The rich fruits linger beautifully in the mouth, coating the palate. Even though this is already a 5 year old bottle of wine it’s showing well and will for quite some time. I chose to let it breath in the bottle a bit to slightly dial down the acidity. I would give this wine an 89, yum. From the Winery’s web site: $54.80 from the winery.
The 2016 vintage was sunny and warm, with a long, ideal fall for ripening. Lots of sunshine allowed the fruit to ripen slowly and gain flavor and concentration. Only 1.58 tons per acre were harvested, adding to the concentration of the wine.
The very deep ruby, almost opaque, colour is an indication of the concentration and complexity of the wine. The intense nose is wonderfully Cabernet Franc, with a unique combination of fruits, herbs, and spices. This combination gives the wine a subtly savory character. Aromatics of ripe black cherries and blackberries, cassis, dried tea leaves, sweet basil, tomato leaf and red peppercorns entice the nose. The exceptional structure of this wine really becomes evident, as the supple tannins and pronounced acidity balance the flavor profile. There is a pleasing spiciness that arises on the palate, and especially during the finish, that makes this Cabernet Franc especially enjoyable.