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2016 Raats Family Cabernet Franc "Dolomite"

Raats Family 2016 Dolomite

Winery: Raats Family

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Dolomite"

Wine Category: Cabernet Franc

Grape blend: 95% Cabernet Franc & 5% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $20

Cases produced: 1,000

KWG Score: 90.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: June 8, 2019

Wine Review: This Cabernet Franc from South Africa opens with a mild cedar, wet stone and faint black raspberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic, juicy and mouthwatering. The flavor profile is a smoky cedar influenced red raspberry with notes of red plum and a touch of green pepper. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins stick around for quite a while. I would pair this Cab Franc with Hungarian goulash. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Individually crafted from unique vineyard parcels, dolomite wines express great purity of fruit and balanced elegance. Meant to be a slightly lighter, less serious "little brother" to the flagship Raats Cabernet Franc, this graceful wine exhibits luscious cherry, dark berry and spice flavors. It imparts a lovely fruit purity, along with nuances of herbs, a wet-stone minerality and a soft, velvety finish.

Organic status: not organic

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