So I was going through my wine collection, and realized I have been collecting way too many cab franc bottles and I see now that I should be opening and drinking them. They range from vintage year[masked], all mostly Washington state wines of course, and I now want to share them with you! We will open 4 of the oldest, perhaps another depending how it goes.
So come with me, taste through them, and discover if you like Cab Franc as a single varietal. What components can you smell, taste, see.
Fruit: Blackberries, plums, strawberries, raspberry, cassis,
Non-Fruit: Mint, green olives, nutmeg, violets, herbs, leather, earth, oak, cedar, grass or green bell pepper.
I love red blend wines that have a nice percentage of Cab Franc. Here's a chance for you to get a chance to do try it as a blending component yourself if you like. I'll have some beakers, other single wine varietals for you to use, mix and then share your version with the other party members. You can bring: a bottle of single varietal red to use for blending: merlot, malbec, petit verdot, cab sauvignon are popular choices.
I'll provide: a main entree that will pair with Cab Franc, the wine of course. We welcome your appetizer geared to shine with Cab Franc.
See this link for some ideas.
Cab Franc and Food Pairing notes
Hope to see you!