Leah Jørgensen Cellars

Southern Oregon Cabernet Franc

9.115 ratings
9.16 pro ratings
Southern Oregon, Oregon, 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
Jake Hajer

Mesquite smoke, tart cherry.

Mesquite smoke, tart cherry.

Aug 2nd, 2022
Ellen Clifford

Leave it to Oregon to give me a Cabernet Franc I’d call lifted.

Leave it to Oregon to give me a Cabernet Franc I’d call lifted.

Mar 10th, 2022
web bond

Excellent.

Excellent.

Dec 31st, 2021
Christine Havens

Quite possibly the best example of Oregon Cabernet Franc I've ever tasted. Ruby robed with violet reflexes, Leah Jørgensen's Cabernet franc captivates the senses with aromas of mulberries, marionberries, incense, and anise. In the mouth it's velvety and supple with cashmere-like tannins lending support to a red-fruited core. White pepper and hibiscus tea at the close. 14.5% ABV, though you'd never know it. Sample

Quite possibly the best example of Oregon Cabernet Franc I've ever tasted. Ruby robed with violet reflexes, Leah Jørgensen's Cabernet franc captivates the senses with aromas of mulberries, marionberries, incense, and anise. In the mouth it's velvety and supple with cashmere-like tannins lending support to a red-fruited core. White pepper and hibiscus tea at the close. 14.5% ABV, though you'd never know it. Sample

Jan 1st, 2017
Martin Redmond

Medium ruby color with red berry, red plum, tomato leaf, and floral aromas. On the palate it's medium-bodied fresh and well balanced with well integrated firm tannins with a "Old World" character. It show flavors of raspberry compote, sour cherry, black tea, a bit of red pepper and spice with a lingering spicy finish. #CabFrancDay #CabFranc

Medium ruby color with red berry, red plum, tomato leaf, and floral aromas. On the palate it's medium-bodied fresh and well balanced with well integrated firm tannins with a "Old World" character. It show flavors of raspberry compote, sour cherry, black tea, a bit of red pepper and spice with a lingering spicy finish. #CabFrancDay #CabFranc

Dec 4th, 2016
Vanessa

Deep ruby hue. Noticeable tearing and extraction. Nose offers intense, round red and black fruit aromas such as black cherry, blackberry, raspberry, plum, and spices such as anise, molasses, nutmeg, with a strong floral undercurrent and delicate peat moss, tobacco, and leather notes. Palate is largely consistent with the nose, offering a medium body, medium tannins, medium+ acidity, and tart but flavorful impact with that hint of spiciness. Definitely worth a breathe after opening to let the intense flavors integrate and settle a bit. Medium finish. Interesting new world take in Cabernet Franc (100%) from Southern Oregon. Vintage 2018. ABV 14%.
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I imagine this may pair well with grilled brats or burgers or pork chops where the fruitiness is a contrasting complement to the savory dish and the smokiness lends some symmetry with similarly intense flavors. Thoughts 💭?

Deep ruby hue. Noticeable tearing and extraction. Nose offers intense, round red and black fruit aromas such as black cherry, blackberry, raspberry, plum, and spices such as anise, molasses, nutmeg, with a strong floral undercurrent and delicate peat moss, tobacco, and leather notes. Palate is largely consistent with the nose, offering a medium body, medium tannins, medium+ acidity, and tart but flavorful impact with that hint of spiciness. Definitely worth a breathe after opening to let the intense flavors integrate and settle a bit. Medium finish. Interesting new world take in Cabernet Franc (100%) from Southern Oregon. Vintage 2018. ABV 14%.
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I imagine this may pair well with grilled brats or burgers or pork chops where the fruitiness is a contrasting complement to the savory dish and the smokiness lends some symmetry with similarly intense flavors. Thoughts 💭?

Aug 13th, 2020
Leah Vasquez

Had this at a local Portland restaurant with various cured meat pairings. Delicious!

Had this at a local Portland restaurant with various cured meat pairings. Delicious!

Mar 18th, 2016
Chris DeBarr

Leah Jørgensen's brand new Cab Franc, fresh off the bottling line. And I helped...;-)

Leah Jørgensen's brand new Cab Franc, fresh off the bottling line. And I helped...;-)

Aug 11th, 2014
Jess White

Jess had this 6 years ago

Jess had this 6 years ago

Apr 4th, 2017
Patrick Moroney

Patrick had this 7 months ago

Patrick had this 7 months ago

May 16th, 2022