Division Winemaking Company

Mae's Vineyard Cabernet Franc

9.06 ratings
8.91 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
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
Emy Winehouse

Emy had this 3 years ago

Emy had this 3 years ago

Jun 26th, 2016
Kirk Sutherland

Kirk had this 4 years ago

Kirk had this 4 years ago

Mar 16th, 2016
Morgan Diamant

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Morgan had this 4 years ago

Dec 21st, 2015
Daniel Dunham

Daniel had this 4 years ago

Daniel had this 4 years ago

Dec 14th, 2015