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    Vinum Cellars The Scrapper Cabernet Franc 2007
    Cabernet Franc - Sierra Foothills, California

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    Professional Ratings: 92 Wine Enthusiast

    Region: Sierra Foothills, California

    Varietal: Cabernet Franc

    Other Info: Boutique Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 109045

    Winemaker's Notes:

    This single vineyard, 100% Cabernet Franc displays deep plum color, medium brick red on the edges. The aromas are rich with ripe Cabernet notes such as cassis, black cherry, leather and cigar box. The palate is very concentrated with a rich sappy core of fruit backed by firm tannins with soft supple edges. The core fruit is blueberry and boysenberry, with silky vanilla from French Oak. Additionally there's a subtle spice which explodes out of the Cabernet matrix making this Franc varietally distinct and correct.

    This is a fine wine made from low yielding Cabernet Franc grown at high elevation in the El Dorado foothills in Red Volcanic soils. It is head trained to allow maximum sun light into the canopy yielding a Cab Franc without vegetative flavors. This a wine for the open-minded and adventurous, but any Cabernet Sauvignon fancier would become an instant fan.

    This wine pairs nicely with well seasoned Rib Eye Steak topped with Golden Chanterelles sauteed with shallots and tarragon and a pinch of sea salt. Or try a whole or half chicken roasted and then split and finished over the grill, served quartered and tossed with brioche pieces, pine nuts, dried cranberries and over a Caesar salad with shaved Reggiano Parmesan..

    Critical Acclaim:

    A 100%-Cabernet Franc from mountainous El Dorado County! This wine's crazy good with tons of varietal character — woodsy tannins, touch of green pepper, vials of violets — that’s also packed with plenty of great plum, cassis and savory notes of leather and mocha, all in a memorable package. With plenty of grip and acid, enjoyed over a meal, it gets better by the minute and has the depth to age 5 - 10 years, too.

    92 Points
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