2021 Silver Lining Cabernet Franc

Gobs of red fruit abound from this juicy unoaked Cabernet Franc. The nose wafts forth with a bouquet of peony and rich roses, Bing cherry, pomegranate, and enough cranberry to make Ocean Spray jealous. The palate is surprisingly savory and brambly, more marigold than rose petal, a hint of oregano, and equal parts smooth finish and lip-smacking grip. Enjoy lightly chilled by itself on a warm day, or at cellar temperature with seared duck breast in a cherry gastrique. This fruity, carbonic mascerated Franc is one of the rare non-dessert wines that we would recommend with chocolate- try this with an 70% or higher cocoa content bar.