Showing posts with label Cabernet Franc. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cabernet Franc. Show all posts

Wednesday 22 November 2023

Holm Oak Cabernet Franc Rosé 2023


Barbecue Rosé. Grippy with some depth, this is certainly a wine best enjoyed with food. That savoury and earthy flutter plays a neat hand. Throw it at some skirt steak or a snag on bread - winning!

Sunday 29 October 2023

Philip Shaw Wines Cabernet Franc 2022


Another Cabernet Franc from Orange and another winner. So bright, fresh and vibrant with an attractive label, I just want in.

Thursday 26 October 2023

Matthew Atallah Wines Block 1 Cabernet Franc 2021


Named 'The Socialist Red', this Cabernet Franc was the result of many hands pitching in to help winemaker Matthew Atallah during vintage when he tore a muscle in his shoulder days prior to the heavy lifting. How good is it when the community rallies around their mates!

Matthew Atallah Wines Block 1 Cabernet Franc Rosé 2022


A pretty and crunchy thing, this is a very tasty Rosé from Matthew Atallah. A small operator who sources fruit from various vineyards, this Cabernet Franc comes from Canowindra just down the hill from Orange.

Monday 23 October 2023

Hoosegg Jade Moon Cabernet Franc 2018


What a pretty wine this is! An absolutely divine Cabernet Franc from the hands of Philip Shaw.

Sunday 22 October 2023

Hoosegg Self Made Man 2017


A blend of Cabernet, Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, lighter pressings have been brought together to produce a wine with fabulous aromatics.

Thursday 12 October 2023

Ross Hill Wines Pinnacle Cabernet Franc 2021


One of the big surprise packets during my recent trip to Orange was Cabernet Franc. I knew there was a bit of it around but the volume and range of producers I discovered was exciting. A variety that is performing exceptionally well in the region, this release from Ross Hill was one of the best.

Ross Hill Wines Isabelle 2022


Every brand has a pizza and pasta wine and this is the Ross Hill version. Spilling over with juicy fruit, this is an easy wine to kick back with.

Tuesday 10 October 2023

Patina Wines Jezza 2018


Jezza is what winemaker Gerald Naef's nieces and nephews call him. He loves Bordeaux varieties and this brings together his faves. A generous but smooth blend, this will continue to reward over many years in the cellar.

Thursday 5 October 2023

Dreaded Friend Cabernet Franc 2022


Winemaker Nadja Wallington's late father planted these Cabernet Franc vines simply because he loved looking over vines. From the family vineyard in Canowindra, this is a beautiful tribute to him.

Wednesday 4 October 2023

Canobolas Wines Alchemy 2022

Alchemy is the Canobolas Wines flagship and is a 50/50 blend of the best barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. A wine with stunning lift and depth, it draws you into its vortex.

Canobolas Wines Cabernet Franc 2022


One of the great eye-openers from my Orange expedition was tasting an array of Cabernet Franc wines. Much to my surprise, it was more popular than first thought, and the quality was consistently high. This release from Canobolas Wines hits the mark.

Thursday 7 September 2023

Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2021


I like this. A lot. It's gun barrel straight. What you see is what you get. Wrap your mouth around this very tidy Cabernet Franc.

Tuesday 22 August 2023

Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Reserve 2019


Xavier Bizot again proves he is the premier wine producer from the Wrattonbully region. This Vineyard Reserve deserves its time in the cellar. Do that and your patience will be rewarded deluxe.

Monday 31 July 2023

Briar Ridge Limited Release Wrattonbully BDX 2021


Named the BDX, you could assume it's a Bordeaux blend but its main player is Barbera. It's not so Bordeaux then is it? But given the appellation law has changed (a law many would be oblivious to), it's a curious name I must admit.

Wednesday 18 January 2023

Nightfall Libra The Balance Dry Red 2019


Is The Balance a nice way of saying the dregs? We will never know. What I can tell you is that this Cabernet/Cabernet Franc/Merlot blend stacks up and holds its own very well.

Tuesday 27 December 2022

Nightfall Aquila Cabernet Franc 2019


There is an inherent charm and calm about this Cabernet Franc. It slides through with ease and invites you to be whisked away. Yes, take me there. From the outset, it screams class. The packaging and the labeling are off the chart. Get the right light on the bottle and the label glistens like the night sky.

Thursday 3 November 2022

Dappled Traditions Cabernets 2020


Shaun Crinion, the owner and winemaker of Dappled Wines, sure knows how to slap together a smart wine. A chilled out dude, he is quite considerate about his craft. This Cabernets is a top drink and screams value - as do all of his wines.

Sunday 16 October 2022

Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2020


Wrattonbully Cabernet Franc done well. Very, very well. With a beautiful perfume, I'm hooked from the outset. Given the asking price, this is an excellent buy.

Thursday 13 October 2022

The Bone Line Iridium 2018


From a small winery in New Zealand's North Canterbury region, The Bone Line is dishing up some very smart wines. This blend is another example of that. Give it some air and it's a dangerous drink. Cool evenings with whispy pink clouds in the sky as the sun sets - the perfect match awaits.