100% Cabernet Franc
Once you’ve tasted quite a few Cabernet Franc’s, you should be able to spot their distinct aromas a mile away. The AVV shows a powerful mix of plum, aromatic violets,bell pepper and pencil lead that really fills your nostrils. Softer on the palate than you would expect, with a black and blue fruit mix, mint, mellow eucalyptus and wet tree bark. Impressive stuff.
This review is for the 2008 bottling, although 2009 is the current release.
Braised meats and stews, lamb, lasagna, pork and game – although I don’t need anything with it!
Average retail is around $26, and although it’s available from the AVV website, this is probably going to be one of the more well-stocked (i.e. restaurants and retailers) Cab Franc’s that you’ll find.
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