Amphora Cabernet Franc 2019 - Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards

Amphora Cabernet Franc 2019 - Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards

$36.40

Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards

A very special wine aged in a clay amphora offering a beautiful and unique expression of Cabernet Franc full of fruit and silky tannins. This wine is the first vintage produced using an amphora. The amphora has the distinction of producing very 'honest' wines that represent the unique qualities of the grape with purity of fruit and flavors that come through without the influence of oak. Because the amphora is porous it gives the wine a deep, rich texture and does not impart any additional flavors resulting in a refreshing, lively red wine. A beguiling nose of red fruits, black tea and savory, earthy elements. Medium body with nice acidity. Crisp and fresh when served at cellar temperature ( 50 - 55 degrees). Bing cherry flavors with a medium length finish. Easy to drink. Best until 2022. This is a very limited bottling of only 100 cases. Enjoy with roast chicken, grilled salmon, fried calamari or Cajun shrimp. It pairs beautifully with cheeses, especially Chevre, Brie and Gruyere.