Who knew they made great wine in the Lehigh Valley? This is the top grape in the region according to the producer. Shockingly good. Ripe berries, delicious soil, and well balanced. Will be buying again. Thanks to Peggy @ Earth for hooking it up. A very nice first Pennsylvanian wine for me. — 5 days ago
I was charmed by this from the minute it was opened. Aromatically, this is powerful enough that it overwhelms the senses each time you raise the glass, but the details are all nuance and finesse. The palate is quite similar. Ripe cherry notes, but a beautiful weight makes this a joy to drink. Beautiful. — 12 days ago
After having a 97 I wanted to check out a promising young vintage. Stunning nose or cigar, ash, beautiful herbals, tree bark, grassy field, black currant, smells like 1940’s St. Estephe. Very foresty. Love it. Palate is fresh and energetic and so young. Really young. Needs 10+ years. At least. Big tannins. Good red and black cassis fruit but so young and unformed. It’s all there. — 13 days ago
2018 vintage. Cuvée Ortolan, 100% Cabernet Franc aka Bouchet. If anyone should know about the heights perfectly ripe Cabernet Franc can achieve, it would be Pierre Lurton,also the manager of Cheval Blanc where Cabernet Franc is the most planted grape variety (52%). This minuscule production (5297 bottles) of pure Cabernet Franc at his own estate Château Marjosse is a sheer delight. Very attractive nose with raspberry, flowers, a hint of fresh rosemary and a subtle dash of pepper. In the mouth it is all about finesse with a Burgundian-like velvety texture, with layers of predominantly red fruits, fresh acidity, refined tannin and a long finish with retronasal fruit and a delicate spiciness. The 14% abv. alcohol goes unnoticed. Beware: this is very hard to resist, be prepared to finish a whole bottle by yourself. Very impressive. — 3 days ago
Thursday night and I have opened the 2017 Andrew Will Two Blondes Vineyard Cabernet Franc. It is a beautiful bottle of wine to start the weekend off right. Then again i do have an affinity for Cabernet Franc and Andrew Will wines.
On the nose there is good fruit of strawberry, cherry, raspberry, red plum, roasted red pepper, bell pepper, violet and crushed gravel.
On the palate there is raspberry, strawberry, red plum, green bell pepper, red currant, new oak and forrest floor
This wine is medium to full bodied with medium + acidity and medium + fine tannins that move seamlessly into a long fresh red fruit finish. This is just another reason why I have come to enjoy the Andrew Will wines. This weekend is already starting out right. Have a great weekend and please stay healthy and safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 15 days ago
This is a very nice Cabernet Franc from Virginia. Fruit forward with a nice mouthfeel and nice complexity.
Showing red and blue fruits with wood, spices, earth, light vegetables, tobacco leaf, spices, cocoa and coffee.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity.
Very enjoyable by itself or with food. Tangy and easy drinking.
I had it a few months ago, and this time I gave it a light chill and had it by the pool.
Only 12.4% alcohol by volume, which is really nice to see.
$35. — 3 days ago
Brilliant magenta. Maybe the most delicious young Chinon (or cab franc for that matter) I’ve ever tasted. Pure varietal character with no compromises— all the freshness, lightness and peppery bite one wants— yet with perfect ripeness. And by that I mean this hovers on that magical edge where the grapes must have been picked at the ideal moment, down to the minute, to produce something not just giving but with all sorts of push and pull. Flirtatious, seductive.
The fruit and flowers are achingly fresh: black raspberries, red and black currants, elderberry, violets, roses, fresh herbs, and an ever so slight cocoa sweetness. Spot on acid and the tannins are handled so deftly that you hardly notice.
I can’t get enough of this. Masterful wine, drinking beautifully but should only get better. — 13 days ago