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Allusion Wine Details
Price: $28.00 per bottle

Description: (100% Estate Grown Cabernet Franc) From “Suicide Hill” (southwest corner of Blackjack Ranch). Easily the most powerful and penetrating bouquet of any wine we’ve ever produced. It leaps from the glass and does a somersault on its way to your nose. Very few producers offer a 100% cab franc (none in Bordeaux) but this wine was unique throughout its elevage and I thought discriminating tasters would appreciate the uniqueness of the fruit in this offering. Elegant, extraordinary, and a true change of pace. Rare clone JC332 budwood on 3309 rootstock grown in clay. 100% French oak. Enjoy it tonight or thru 2012.

Varietal Definition
Cabernet Franc:
Cabernet Franc is an accessible, spicy, herbal, dark blue grape variety that is often compared to Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc tends to be softer and has less tannin than Cabernet Sauvignon, although the two can be difficult to distinguish. Sometimes the French refer to Cabernets, which could mean either of the two grapes. Its typical aromas include an herbaceous and pronounced peppery nose, even in ripe fruit, and something eerily like tobacco. The Cabernet Franc ripens at an earlier stage, which gives it reason to exist in the Bordeaux area. In the Loire, where we find it a lot, it gives a clear red fresh and fruity wine.


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