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2015 Vinum Cellars Cabernet Franc "The Scrapper"

Vinum 2015 The Scrapper Cabernet Franc

Winery: Vinum Cellars

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "The Scrapper"

Wine Category: Cabernet Franc

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: El Dorado

State or country: CA

Price: $30

Cases produced: 500

KWG Score: 92 (based on 2 reviews)

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

Review date: May 12, 2019

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Cabernet Franc from Vinum is a big boy wine. It opens with a black raspberry and black cherry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and a bit austere. The flavor profile is a mild plum and mineral blend with notes of black tea. I also detected hints of cedar and black cherry towards the end. The finish is rather dry and its dusty tannins build up and stick around for a very long time. This wine is built for steak. I would decant it in the near term and serve it with marinated steak tips. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The color of this wine demonstrates its concentration with a deep plum black cherry hue. The wine is very extracted due to low (2 tons per acre) yields which express amazing varietal concentration. The aromas show ripe black cherry and cassis notes and lead to a silky entry on the palate which is very supple with a sweet core of fruit followed by structured tannins, black pepper, leather and grippy plum and ripe cherry flavors. The wine finishes with the overall strength we expect from Cabernet Sauvignon with the rare dignity few Scrappers (Cab Francs) possess. This wine is an excellent pairing with braised short ribs over garlicky mashed potatoes with parsnip and wilted spinach.

Organic status: not organic

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