Achaval Ferrer Cabernet Franc 2017
Made with grapes from Finca Diamante in Gualtallary, Uco Valley, this Cabernet Franc spent 12 months in second-use French oak barrels. Ruby red in the glass. The nose contains black currant, cherry and hints of thyme along with strong roasted red bell pepper notes. Attractive and complex, with a focus on primary flavors; the firm tannins keep up the energy, while the juicy, lingering mouthfeel tempts you into a second and third glass. Hold on to this one for while.
There's a fresh, edgy crispness to the red fruit and dried green herbal flavors. Dark chocolate and mocha notes show on the finish. Drink now through 2021. 2,800 cases made.