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Friuli Isonzo Cabernet Franc

9.01 ratings
9.01 pro ratings
Friuli Isonzo, Gorizia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
Ellen Clifford

This is the face of someone who was feeling wary of her wine. Fortunately the “after” would be much better. One sip and I said “it’s alivvvve!” Which it is. There is a zip! on the tongue that makes you almost think there is effervescence except there isn’t. It’s a prickle followed by fresh blackberry soup. Like someone smashed the heck out of these berries. Pulverized to the point they almost cooked but not really. They still zing like fresh off the bush. The level of tannin also feels akin to the astringency of eating a raw berry, seeds and all. I was scared but all is good. This wine is also very good. Just make sure it is actual cellar temp.

This is the face of someone who was feeling wary of her wine. Fortunately the “after” would be much better. One sip and I said “it’s alivvvve!” Which it is. There is a zip! on the tongue that makes you almost think there is effervescence except there isn’t. It’s a prickle followed by fresh blackberry soup. Like someone smashed the heck out of these berries. Pulverized to the point they almost cooked but not really. They still zing like fresh off the bush. The level of tannin also feels akin to the astringency of eating a raw berry, seeds and all. I was scared but all is good. This wine is also very good. Just make sure it is actual cellar temp.

Aug 13th, 2019