Palomar Mountain Cabernet Franc, 2019

Produced by Acri Wine Co.

Not your typical Cabernet Franc! Light and elegant. It is bright with notes of raspberry and spicy cinnamon like a Hot Tamale candy. 85% Cabernet Franc, 10% Syrah, and 5% Merlot

Icons/location pin San Diego, California
Icons/wine/red Cabernet Franc
Icons/star Rare wine (70 cases produced)
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The details

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Food Pairing

Grilled Portabello Mushroom, Olives, Chicken, Pork, Rosemary Braised Lamb Shanks

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Tasting Notes

Raspberry, Candy, Clove Cinnamon

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Winery Favorite

This Cabernet Franc comes from a vineyard planted on the north slope of Palomar Mountain in San Diego County. It makes an absolutely delicious Cabernet Franc.

Los Angeles, California

Acri Wine Co.

Acri Wine Co. is a low intervention Los Angeles based winery making varietal driven wines from Southern California vineyards.

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Nerdy Details

What's in the bottle
Cabernet Franc (85%)
ABV: 14.3%
Acidity: ph of 3.64
Cabernet Franc from 10 year old vines from San Diego (85%). Harvested on 2019-10-01 at 24.0 brix .
Fermentation: Natively fermentation in small, open-top fermenters.
Aged in neutral French oak barrels on their lees for three months and then racked back into barrel for an additional twelve months of aging before bottling.
Bottled on: 2021-02-06


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Bill Newman | @billwine5 Tastemaker

"SoCal #CabernetFranc? Indeed and even from San Diego County! SDLove from Bren and Katy, two small production winemakers. With autumn πŸ‚ here nothing beats Cab Franc for fire πŸ”₯ pits bbq πŸ– or cozy evenings by the fire. With the varietal firmly established on its own right and out of the shadow of big brother Cab Sauv, it’s the right time of year to give it a look πŸ‘€ if you haven’t yet included Cab Franc in your wine game. This 2019 vintage sourced from Mount Palomar area offers medium ruby color with deep red fruits and spices like sage black pepper and a hint of turmeric with hints of wet stone minerality with developing characteristics. Dry and medium [+] acidity on the palate with medium intensity flavors of same with medium tannins, high alcohol (14.3 ABV) and a medium finish. A delightful wine, very good with potential for aging 5-10 years"

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