2019 Cabernet Franc Signature
2019 Cabernet Franc Signature
Viking Estate Vineyard
Jeb Dunnuck | 95 Points
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Viking Vineyard’s steep south-facing mountain exposures generate low yielding plants and full-bodied wines. The original site was acquired by Adelaida in 1991, and our initial planting consisted of 15 acres primarily dedicated to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and a small sliver of Syrah.

AROMA: Black cherry, Rose perfume, Sagebrush, Roasted jalapeño, Violet
FLAVOR: Stewed black cherry, Blackberry, Anise, and Black currant liqueur
FOOD PAIRINGS: Grilled ribeye and aspargus over garlic and muenster polenta;
Black caviar lentil bolognese

Our winemaker Jeremy Weintraub sees Cabernet Franc as an overlooked varietal in Paso Robles wine country, even though it has heat and drought-tolerant characteristics. The heat benefits the wine by creating aromas of black cherry, violet, and cedarwood. These aromas meld effortlessly with flavors of blackberry, anise, and sweet tobacco. This wine brings balance and grace to the glass and will drink well now through 2034.