Tolino Vineyards

Cabernet Franc

8.614 ratings
8.61 pro ratings
Pennsylvania, 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
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Kat Collins

I had a hard time rating this. As a wine, absolutely delicious! As a Cab Franc, decidedly New World and not as common. Deep and rich with blackberry, mocha, mint, cola, oregano, and almost no spice or pepperiness. Inky violet color with plum edges and fiery red when the light hits it. Very fruit forward and full bodied. It's more reminiscent of a Malbec or Cabernet Sauvignon. I can't find the typical characteristics of this varietal, but I'm more familiar with the Old World characteristics. Surprisingly, I miss the spicy pepper. Good thing or bad thing? I don't know. As a wine in general, definitely a 9. As a Cab Franc, I'd say a 6.

I had a hard time rating this. As a wine, absolutely delicious! As a Cab Franc, decidedly New World and not as common. Deep and rich with blackberry, mocha, mint, cola, oregano, and almost no spice or pepperiness. Inky violet color with plum edges and fiery red when the light hits it. Very fruit forward and full bodied. It's more reminiscent of a Malbec or Cabernet Sauvignon. I can't find the typical characteristics of this varietal, but I'm more familiar with the Old World characteristics. Surprisingly, I miss the spicy pepper. Good thing or bad thing? I don't know. As a wine in general, definitely a 9. As a Cab Franc, I'd say a 6.

Dec 2nd, 2015
Neal Schaffer

True expression of the varietal; sour cherries, red chili peppers, bell peppers, black pepper, soaked gravel and bunches of dried herbs. Old world in style, but sturdy notes of leather, clay and clustered mountain mint make this unique. Acidity attacks the palate and leaves you craving for food. Tannins are fine grained and persistent. Cab Franc has moved in...

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True expression of the varietal; sour cherries, red chili peppers, bell peppers, black pepper, soaked gravel and bunches of dried herbs. Old world in style, but sturdy notes of leather, clay and clustered mountain mint make this unique. Acidity attacks the palate and leaves you craving for food. Tannins are fine grained and persistent. Cab Franc has moved in...

#pennsylvania #lehighvalley

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