Albini Sonoma

2015 Sonoma County Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc •John Albini Family Vineyard

California: Sonoma County: Sonoma Valley

Offer Expired:Mar 13, 2019 at 11:59 pm
$40.00
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

Friend Of A Friend

John Albini is the man. This Sonoma native has been growing grapes all his life. He tapped Robert Rex of Deerfield Ranch winemaking fame to craft a wine that honors the hard work that John puts into his incredible estate vineyard.

This is what Sonoma is all about - a collaboration between a veteran winemaker and grape grower. Two living legends plying their trade, and the result speaks for itself. Do not miss this amazing wine.

This Cab Franc is picture perfect in the glass with a nice dense garnet spreading out to a lovely maroon at the edge. You’ll immediately fall in love when you take a sniff, enchanted by notes of rich barrel spice, sandalwood, allspice, blackberry bramble and cedar. This is what Cab Franc is all about: Lush dark chocolate, raspberry ganache, spicy cigar box, blackberry pie and dark plum on the back end. Like all Robert Rex productions, this wine is richly layered, with complex yet refined tannin that gracefully slide over the palate. Go all out, John Albini style, and roast a whole pig in a La Caja Chinese roasting box.

Robert Rex and Deerfield Ranch Winery are well beloved by our Operatives for the incredible structured and nuanced wines that he creates. They do say that a winemaker’s job is to simply not* screw up the grapes. It’s also a popular aphorism that you can’t make better wine than the grapes you get. Well John Albini is one of the hardest working growers in the business. He’s never seen without dirt under his nails, and the terroir of the vineyard he tends so carefully really shines through. We’re honored to introduce you to this new producer.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Nice dense garnet spreading out to a lovely maroon at the edge.

Smell:

Rich barrel spice, sandalwood, allspice, blackberry bramble, and cedar.

Taste:

Dark chocolate, raspberry ganache, spicy cigar box, blackberry pie and dark plum.

Finish:

Richly layered, with complex yet refined tannin that gracefully slide over the palate.

Pairing:

Go all out, John Albini style, and roast a whole pig in a La Caja Chinese roasting box.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Robert Rex
Grape grower
John Albini
Varietal
100% Cabernet Franc
Vintage
2015
Appellation
Sonoma Valley
Abv
15.2%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Mar 13, 2019 at 11:59 pm
$40.00
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