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Sundown Vineyards Cabernet Franc

8.86 ratings
7.01 pro ratings
Rogue Valley, 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
Nate Wall

Winemaker at Troon Vineyard

7.0

Uh oh - we've got refermentation going on here. Most likely ML, but there seems to be a decent amount of RS here from the initial alcoholic fermentation not finishing, so it could be that. Likely due to this, there is increased volatility. Which is too bad because the concentrated berry fruit flavors are quite nice underneath all of that.

Uh oh - we've got refermentation going on here. Most likely ML, but there seems to be a decent amount of RS here from the initial alcoholic fermentation not finishing, so it could be that. Likely due to this, there is increased volatility. Which is too bad because the concentrated berry fruit flavors are quite nice underneath all of that.

Oct 26th, 2016
Raquel Burton

Absolutely love it. Too bad it's a small batch.

Absolutely love it. Too bad it's a small batch.

Sep 3rd, 2017
Jordan Yee

Appearance: deep, purple coloured, clear.
Nose: high-intensity, youthful, with notes of green pepper, violet.
Taste: slightly effervescent, off-dry, medium-bodied, less acidity, low dry tannins with notes of red berries, green pepper, violet, and a medium finish.
July 16, 2017.

Appearance: deep, purple coloured, clear.
Nose: high-intensity, youthful, with notes of green pepper, violet.
Taste: slightly effervescent, off-dry, medium-bodied, less acidity, low dry tannins with notes of red berries, green pepper, violet, and a medium finish.
July 16, 2017.

Jul 17th, 2017
Jacob Cohen

More please.

More please.

Dec 27th, 2016
Joshua Crisp

Oi... little heat in the nose, but blows off to show off some ripe blackberries, dark plums, sea brine, and oak. Juicy blueberries and black currants greet the palate in a cocktail of creme de cassis, barely held up by medium tannins which show up midpalate. Not much else going on here--jammy and extracted. And I certainly set myself up expecting a Loire Cab Franc...

Oi... little heat in the nose, but blows off to show off some ripe blackberries, dark plums, sea brine, and oak. Juicy blueberries and black currants greet the palate in a cocktail of creme de cassis, barely held up by medium tannins which show up midpalate. Not much else going on here--jammy and extracted. And I certainly set myself up expecting a Loire Cab Franc...

Oct 5th, 2016
Joe Dinicolantonio

Joe had this 3 years ago

Joe had this 3 years ago

Jun 10th, 2018