Veramar Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2005
With Jack Frost visiting Northern Virginia and the temperatures steadily dropping, Vine Spot decided to whip up a nice pot of Santa Fe Chili to enjoy while keeping warm by the fireplace. Before getting too comfortable, a stroll over to ‘wine row’ was required to find a nice bottle of wine to have with my dinner selection. The bottle taken off of ‘wine row’ was the Veramar Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2005 that came in a shipment a few months ago.
Review: The Veramar Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2005 is a medium garnet color and on the lighter side of medium bodied. The nose offers subtle, but ample dark fruit aromas with hints of toastiness. On the palate are dark cherry and mixed berry flavors with a good vibrant acidity.
This Cabernet Franc is reminiscent of the light and pure Cabernet Francs from the Village Chinon in the Loire Valley. The Cabernet Francs from Chinon are pure, clean and fruit driven with a bright acidity that makes them a versatile food pairing wine. This wine retails for $25, but can be purchased at a discounted price with membership to Veramar's wine club.
For Valentines Day Weekend Veramar Vineyards is hosting a Chocolate & Wine event with a chocolate fountain, music and more; be sure to check their web site for event details.