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2008 Raats Family Cabernet Franc "Cabernet Franc"

Raats 2008 Cabernet Franc

Winery: Raats Family

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Cabernet Franc"

Wine Category: Cabernet Franc

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $30

Cases produced: 325

KWG Score: 92 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: June 16, 2011

Wine Review: Fans of well made South African reds are really going to like this Cab Franc from Raats. It is slightly opaque and dark ruby colored. It opens with an attractive mild cherry and wintergreen bouquet. There were also notes of gentle oak detected in the background. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, nicely balanced, and rather smooth. The flavor profile is a very tasty gentle oak infused plum with a hint of red currant. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are pleasantly prolonged. This wine would be a perfect match for beef bourguignon. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: This sexy, über-elegant Cabernet Franc shows the stunning heights this grape can attain! It combines a core of luscious blackberry, black cherry and plum with expressive notes of licorice, tobacco, coffee and spice. Silky tannins caress the palate, and hints of dark chocolate, mineral and smoke come through on the long, supple finish.

Organic status: not organic

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