2012 The Franc
California: Lodi: Woodbridge
THE real deal
Today’s Cosentino Winery 2012 The Franc is a delicious wine and a prime example of why we love Cab Franc so much here at TWS. When the varietal is done right - and, boy, is today’s wine more than done right - it’s a deeply flavorful and food friendly wine that is a great option for a gourmet dinner party or relaxing on your back porch.
Cosentino has long been one of our favorite wineries, routinely crafting some of the best and most sought after wines coming from Napa. Today’s wine is in a similar vein, without the heavyweight price tag that typically comes from high-end Napa reds. At only $15.99, we would be hard-pressed to find a better value out there. What’s more, today’s Cab Franc drinks like a wine that should cost much more.
Today’s wine shines on its own, but really comes to life when paired with a homemade gourmet burger with all the fixings. Cheers!
Sweet fruity aromas of blackberry and black cherry leap from the glass, trailed by hints of cherry tobacco, clove, black peppercorn, dried flower petals, and a touch of rosemary and thyme.
Lush and robust flavors greet you on the palate, with juicy red currant, boysenberry, and sweet plum layered overtop fresh forest floor, sandalwood, cigar box, black peppercorn, dried lavender, and a touch of pomegranate herbal black tea.
Very approachable and incredibly sippable, the lengthy finish is highlighted by juicy fruit slowly trailing away to hints of dark baking spice.
A gourmet burger prepared on the grill, with blue cheese, fresh mushrooms, and plenty of fresh veggies. Served with a side of homemade red cabbage cole slaw.
What the Winery Says
- Lodi, California
- Fruit Variety
- 76% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec
- 20 months in 25% new French and Hungarian