I had a great wine weekend…I drank some wonderful Rosé and Malbec, tried a Sparkling Shiraz for the first time (not my style but unique none the less), and also tried a new Cab Franc at one of my favorite wine bars. Cosentino Winery has been making wine in Napa for over 30 years and I was excited to try their 2007 Cab Franc.
Cosentino 2007 “The Franc” is a blend of 83% Cab Franc and 17% Merlot. The wine is from California and has 15.5% alcohol. It retails for $20 a bottle and you can find more information at www.CosentinoWinery.com
Now For the Fun Part- Tasting the Wine
The Cosentino pours a deep garnet in the glass. It has aromas of dark cherry, plum, and ripe blackberry. The wine has a juicy palate with tastes of ripe cherry, plum, and cranberry followed by round tannins and notes of cedar. The finish is medium and smooth. Definitely a rich and taste bud enticing Cab Franc. A good job by Cosentino!
My Wine Rating- B
*Food Pairing Note- This Cab Franc would go wonderfully with short ribs, a grilled spiced duck breast, or a pizza with green peppers and mushrooms