Cabernet Franc is a wine that, if made properly, is elegant and beautiful. Broc Cellars nailed this style with their 2012 Central Coast Cabernet Franc. This new release is made naturally with Cabernet Franc from the Central Coast of California and is reminiscent of Cabernet Franc from the Loire Valley in France. If you are used to sipping big and bold Cabernet Franc, this wine will make you rethink everything you know about the grape.
The wine begins with an enticing perfume of red fruit and herbs. The palate is juicy and delicious. There are fresh tastes of cherry and cranberry mingled with violet and thyme. Not overly complex, but both graceful and gulpable! (12% alcohol, $22)