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Estate Red

Estate Red Wine Details
Price: $16.00 per bottle

Description: A bright and lively blend of Cabernet Franc and Lemberger (a classic German variety). Its vibrant flavors instantly impact the tongue with black current and plum, and hints of leather and tobacco. An energetic, well-structured wine with good tannins. Enjoy on a daily basis. Appropriate foods: Particularly good with red meats, and all robust ethnic foods - e.g., Italian, Mexican, Polish.

Varietal Definition
Cabernet Franc:
Cabernet Franc is an accessible, spicy, herbal, dark blue grape variety that is often compared to Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc tends to be softer and has less tannin than Cabernet Sauvignon, although the two can be difficult to distinguish. Sometimes the French refer to Cabernets, which could mean either of the two grapes. Its typical aromas include an herbaceous and pronounced peppery nose, even in ripe fruit, and something eerily like tobacco. The Cabernet Franc ripens at an earlier stage, which gives it reason to exist in the Bordeaux area. In the Loire, where we find it a lot, it gives a clear red fresh and fruity wine.
Also known as the Blauer Limberger or Limberger. The latter name is used for the grape where found in Washington state in the U.S., which has sizable plantings of this variety at last report.


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