Division Winemaking Company

Mae's Vineyard Cabernet Franc

9.118 ratings
8.94 pro ratings
Applegate Valley, Southern Oregon, Oregon, USA
Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
David Shaw

“Granits”, 100 cases made. Deeply extracted pigment, purple red. Graphite, blackberry, cherry, herbal, blueberry, funk and barrel wood notes in nose, all layered, a lot going on there. Flavor profile is similar, cherry-berry dominant with tart, slightly bitter finish. Some lactic acid present. Needs time to open. Paired this with lemongrass beef jerky from Richmond BC (Taiwanese style, but processed in Canada) and playoff baseball. Fruity style, but where are the tannins? Light fine grained skin tannins begin to emerge after 15 minutes, increases to moderate astringency after an hour. Stylistically more like Oregon Gamay noir than Washington State Cabernet Franc, but well made, quality wine and highly drinkable. Only after an hour do the black pepper and herbal flavors begin to emerge that are more consistent with varietal character.

“Granits”, 100 cases made. Deeply extracted pigment, purple red. Graphite, blackberry, cherry, herbal, blueberry, funk and barrel wood notes in nose, all layered, a lot going on there. Flavor profile is similar, cherry-berry dominant with tart, slightly bitter finish. Some lactic acid present. Needs time to open. Paired this with lemongrass beef jerky from Richmond BC (Taiwanese style, but processed in Canada) and playoff baseball. Fruity style, but where are the tannins? Light fine grained skin tannins begin to emerge after 15 minutes, increases to moderate astringency after an hour. Stylistically more like Oregon Gamay noir than Washington State Cabernet Franc, but well made, quality wine and highly drinkable. Only after an hour do the black pepper and herbal flavors begin to emerge that are more consistent with varietal character.

Oct 14th, 2019
Christopher Losa

Owner/Wine Director Bar Bambino

8.7

doesn't exhibit the same fine balance of mineral and fruit finesse that their Gamays do, but delicious nonetheless.

doesn't exhibit the same fine balance of mineral and fruit finesse that their Gamays do, but delicious nonetheless.

Mar 31st, 2017
boyd pearson

Who brings the funk? Tom and Kate bring the funk! Loved this wine with some prosciutto and some good cheeses. Just chilling with friends and sipping on some funky juice.

Who brings the funk? Tom and Kate bring the funk! Loved this wine with some prosciutto and some good cheeses. Just chilling with friends and sipping on some funky juice.

Mar 29th, 2015
Bob Danton

Nom

Nom

Aug 24th, 2018
Adam Shaylor

A spendy $38 but worth every penny. Subtle, aromatic, minerality (power of suggestion?). Well balanced. Do yourself a favor and buy some nice chevre to go with it.

A spendy $38 but worth every penny. Subtle, aromatic, minerality (power of suggestion?). Well balanced. Do yourself a favor and buy some nice chevre to go with it.

Feb 9th, 2018
Scott Vignos

This is good. Red fruit and hibiscus with a pronounced varietal vegetal note. Makes me very excited for the potential of Oregon Cab Franc.

This is good. Red fruit and hibiscus with a pronounced varietal vegetal note. Makes me very excited for the potential of Oregon Cab Franc.

Aug 15th, 2016
Akiva Leeder

Wow - mezcal, earth, herbs - smoky finish

Wow - mezcal, earth, herbs - smoky finish

Feb 3rd, 2015
Edward Nista

Apparently Winestache say this one corked. But I could be lacking the necessary taste buds. Tastes good to me bro!

Apparently Winestache say this one corked. But I could be lacking the necessary taste buds. Tastes good to me bro!

Dec 1st, 2014
Aran Healy

Partner Ruby WIne, Carlotta Cellars, Thistle Cellars

8.9

Aran had this 5 years ago

Aran had this 5 years ago

Oct 2nd, 2014
Chris Clouten

Chris had this 3 years ago

Chris had this 3 years ago

Mar 12th, 2017