2020 Cabaret Frank No.2 'The Aviary' Old Vine Cabernet Franc

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2020 Cabaret Frank No.2 'The Aviary' Old Vine Cabernet Franc

A marvellous, lean, moustached celebration of the mighty Cab Franc. Meet Captain Francis Frobisher, otherwise known as CABARET FRANK. A celebration to the marvellous, lean and mighty Cabernet Franc grape variety.

Tasting Notes

Nose

Bright notes of juicy red fruits are complemented by blackcurrant leaf notes so typical of Cabernet Franc.

Palate

Smooth, medium-bodied and easy-drinking wine that strikes a lovely balance with its blackberry, plum and dark cherry fruit characters coupled with classic varietal leafy tones.

Cabaret Frank No.2 ‘The Aviary’, Old Vine Cabernet Franc 2020

Production

Made predominantly from Old Vine Cabernet Franc (85%), the balance being a harmonious blob of sibling Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes are harvested from 'old vines' (45 years) sourced from the single biggest Cabernet Franc vineyard in the world located in Lodi, Central California. The wine has spent just two months on oak to enable the true flavours and characters of the Cabernet Franc (and touch of Cabernet Sauvignon) to shine through.

Alan's Tasting Notes

"Perfect pizza wine - full-bodied and flavoured with sweet cherry fruit and a slight smokiness. Well-balanced and very moreish - and the most interesting packaging - a real handlebar delight!" July 2022

Specifications

Year 2020
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 85% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon 
Country USA
Alcohol content
14.5% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.9 units
Type Red Wine
Cellaring Potential Good for now and up to 20 years
Allergen Information Contains Sulphites
Dietary Information Vegetarian, Vegan
Barrel Ageing 100% French, 26% New
Food Matches This is a food wine that really lends itself to vegetarian dishes. Try it with grilled eggplant or zucchini, or with meals containing green peppers (capsicums), cabbage, or herbs (particularly sage, thyme, rosemary or saffron). A versatile wine that is also fantastic with tomato based dishes; lighter meats such as turkey or chicken, along with game meats like duck; amd richer beef based dishes like steak or veal.
Origin California
Appellation Lodi