2016 Cabernet Franc - Baer Winery
This is only the second vintage of a varietally labeled Cabernet Franc bottling. The 2017 Baer Cab Franc is a fun, lighter bodied counterpoint to the more complex and serious classic Baer blends. I've selected barrels that are lower impact and less toasty for this bottling - only 31% new French oak here. The specific vineyard lots were chosen with a bent toward freshness. Aromatics here are crunchy red fruited - red currant, pomegranate and plum with green olive, cardamom and clove. The mouth is focused and linear and approachable now.