Steele Lake County Cabernet Franc 2015 $19.99
$14.98 for 1-5 bottles- 25% off
$12.98 for 6+ bottles- 35% off
If you've been shopping at The Wine Store for a while, I'm sure you can tell we are fans of Steele Wines. This winery always over-delivers for the money. The (Steele) Writer's Block Cabernet Franc is a mainstay on our shelf, but we are excited to offer the bigger brother, Steele Lake County Cab Franc, for less.
90 Points Wine Enthusiast
This is a handsome, lightly spicy and firmly built wine that will enhance the richest braises or roasts on the table. It has subtle mint and white-pepper aromas over snappy red cherry and raspberry flavors that make it a lively sip.
The 2015 Lake County Cabernet Franc is grown on estate owned Stymie Bench Vineyard which resides on a gravelly bench in the Kelsey Bench AVA of Lake County. The vines grow well at this higher elevation and show a great balance of flavors and structure.The wine spends 14 months in a combination of American and French oak.
Aromas are of raspberry and cassis with peppery undertones, on the palate you will find blueberry and raspberry fruit, with notes of coffee and cocoa; medium tannins and a lingering finish.
Cabernet Franc is the father of Cabernet Sauvignon originating in France. Cab Franc is a great alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon if you're looking for something jam packed with fruit and flavor but a little more natural spice and complexity in a slightly fresher profile. A great option for weeknight fare or those remaining BBQs over the summer. No matter how you enjoy this, you'll be drinking well. -Keith