Acorn

Alegría Vineyards Cabernet Franc

9.169 ratings
8.95 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Cabernet Franc
Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Potato, White Rice, Herbs, Tomato-Based, Pasta, Mushrooms, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Lamb, Turkey, Pork, Duck, Venison
Top Notes For
Sarah Stierch

Food & Wine Editor Sonoma Valley Sun

9.5

Too good

Too good

May 16th, 2018
Jordan Wardlaw

The nose is a bit misleading on this one. There’s a sweet vanillin oak component in the center that was hard to get past, but on the palate shows nice balance and restraint. Cherries, raspberries, cedar, a touch of mint. I’m usually a fan of this wine and traditionally I offer this to customers as a solid benchmark for New World Cab Franc. The liberal use of new oak bothers me a bit and at this stage the aromatics are all over the map. Give this some time to absord some of the oak toast and I think the purity of fruit will reveal itself.

The nose is a bit misleading on this one. There’s a sweet vanillin oak component in the center that was hard to get past, but on the palate shows nice balance and restraint. Cherries, raspberries, cedar, a touch of mint. I’m usually a fan of this wine and traditionally I offer this to customers as a solid benchmark for New World Cab Franc. The liberal use of new oak bothers me a bit and at this stage the aromatics are all over the map. Give this some time to absord some of the oak toast and I think the purity of fruit will reveal itself.

Mar 30th, 2018
Sherri Housman

I'm a Cab Franc lover but this one is not a favorite. Blackberries, lemons, white pepper & earth

I'm a Cab Franc lover but this one is not a favorite. Blackberries, lemons, white pepper & earth

Oct 28th, 2014
Nicholas Flagler

2010 at ten years and open an hour. It's a closer. Really a beauty now. More Bordeax style CF with fruit but spine and lovely red fruit acidity.

2010 at ten years and open an hour. It's a closer. Really a beauty now. More Bordeax style CF with fruit but spine and lovely red fruit acidity.

Sep 16th, 2020
Jason Brater

This is a delicious cab franc! Nose: herbaceous and eucalyptus
Taste: Pre-ripe BlackBerry and some blueberry, cherries and cassis. oak, white pepper, and tobacco. Thx
@Sean Smith for sharing!

This is a delicious cab franc! Nose: herbaceous and eucalyptus
Taste: Pre-ripe BlackBerry and some blueberry, cherries and cassis. oak, white pepper, and tobacco. Thx
@Sean Smith for sharing!

Aug 29th, 2020
Deborah M

Bright floral bouquet. Plums and dark fruit on the palate. Nice acidity that balances well with somewhat grippy tannins that has a hint of pepper on the finish. Overall it is an easy drinking medium body can franc. I always enjoy this under the radar producer out of Sonoma.

Bright floral bouquet. Plums and dark fruit on the palate. Nice acidity that balances well with somewhat grippy tannins that has a hint of pepper on the finish. Overall it is an easy drinking medium body can franc. I always enjoy this under the radar producer out of Sonoma.

Dec 2nd, 2019
allyson

always fantastic

always fantastic

Aug 18th, 2018
Pete Carrico

Lighter style than Virginia Cabernet Francs. Delicious, food friendly wine! Paired great with pork fajitas.

Lighter style than Virginia Cabernet Francs. Delicious, food friendly wine! Paired great with pork fajitas.

Feb 6th, 2018
Keely Braud

Big bold cab franc.

Big bold cab franc.

Oct 12th, 2017
Deborah M

Dark ruby red color. Mouth watering dark fruit and some pepper. Notable cherries and black berries. Medium body. Medium finish. Nice acidity and balance. Improved complexity on second day. I do enjoy Acorn wines.

Dark ruby red color. Mouth watering dark fruit and some pepper. Notable cherries and black berries. Medium body. Medium finish. Nice acidity and balance. Improved complexity on second day. I do enjoy Acorn wines.

Sep 8th, 2017