2015 Sonoma County Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Franc •John Albini Family Vineyard
California: Sonoma County: Sonoma Valley
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.
Nice dense garnet spreading out to a lovely maroon at the edge.
Rich barrel spice, sandalwood, allspice, blackberry bramble, and cedar.
Dark chocolate, raspberry ganache, spicy cigar box, blackberry pie and dark plum.
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.
What the Winery Says
- Robert Rex
- Grape grower
- John Albini
- 100% Cabernet Franc
- Sonoma Valley