Dark garnet core, brilliant clarity in the glass. Intense, effusively luscious flavours of ripe red berries with caramelised notes of fig, cherry, and plum, elegantly woven together in barrel. Long-finishing and tannically vivid, yet with a remarkably soft palate.
Traditional fermentation on the skins, and maceration of up to 21 days in stainless steel tank. Aged up to 14 months in new and used barriques of superior French oak.
About Barboursville Vineyards Cabernet Franc Reserve
This vineyard’s renown for Cabernet Franc rests on the most consistent critical acclaim for any varietal red wine produced in the Eastern United States, but to be fair, this distinction comes from the ground. Barboursville grows the most diversified array of Cabernet Franc clones in the region – 4 from Bordeaux, 1 from the Loire – offering a wine-making palette of matchless permutation and subtlety. At the same time, the vineyard has so well established Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Sauvignon, that the Cabernet Franc Reserve is never less than the most elegant exemplar of the varietal in any vintage.