Cabernet Franc…a beautiful, expressive grape that I love to explore…especially in the summer months. I enjoy grabbing bottles from Loire Valley because they often offer a great QPR. Last week, I picked up a bottle from Domaine Laporte and it definitely did not disappoint!
This Cab Franc opens with aromas of red berries and hints of earth and spice. The palate is light with nice acidity and delicate, red fruit. There are elegant tastes of cherry, cranberry, and strawberry with a bit of black pepper and earthiness. Straightforward and delicious! ($14, 12.5%)
My Wine Rating – B+
Food Pairing Suggestions – Pair with lamb, quail, or a burger topped with mushrooms.