Crossroads

Winemakers Collection Cabernet Franc

8.62 ratings
8.62 pro ratings
Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay, North Island, New Zealand
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
Andrés Solís Lira

I confess I'm caught into the hype of cool-climate reds. I know it's silly but I like things brambly and crunchy -the French nerviosité-, I like spices and smoke, I like basically everything in wine, but in a restrained fashion. No loudspeakers doing boom inside my nose. Classic alcohol level and impeccable delivery for a grape that, untamed, can be a bulldozer. From the justly celebrated Gimblett Gravels in Hawke's Bay, this wine gives you hints of flowers (violets?) and some refreshing plum and can easily be paired with a juicy NZ lamb. #newzeland #gimblettgravels #cabernetfranc

I confess I'm caught into the hype of cool-climate reds. I know it's silly but I like things brambly and crunchy -the French nerviosité-, I like spices and smoke, I like basically everything in wine, but in a restrained fashion. No loudspeakers doing boom inside my nose. Classic alcohol level and impeccable delivery for a grape that, untamed, can be a bulldozer. From the justly celebrated Gimblett Gravels in Hawke's Bay, this wine gives you hints of flowers (violets?) and some refreshing plum and can easily be paired with a juicy NZ lamb. #newzeland #gimblettgravels #cabernetfranc

Sep 21st, 2016
Tommaso Tadiello

Assistant Winemaker at Valdo Spumanti

8.4

Tommaso had this 5 years ago

Tommaso had this 5 years ago

Jul 27th, 2015