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Philip Carter Winery

2017 Nomini Hall
Cabernet Franc

2017 Nomini Hall

This version of our estate Cabernet Franc demonstrates more finesse than its predecessors with increased barrel time allowing the tannins to evolve and a solid acid backbone which drives the wine to a crisp, cleansing finish. The wine starts with an intense aromatic profile of fresh ripe red cherries and cranberries with a light pepper note on the finish. The wine has a nice elegance on the palate and demonstrates a classic Cab Franc from Virginia. This wine will compliment any number of dishes from hamburgers to pork tenderloin.  

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Cabernet Franc
Appellation
Fauquier County
Vineyard Designation
Philip Carter Vineyards
Sugar
<2g/L
Acid
5.3
pH
3.72
Aging
Neutral Barrels and New French Oak
Bottling Date
2/27/2019
Residual Sugar
<2g/L
Alcohol %
12.9
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This version of our estate Cabernet Franc demonstrates more finesse than its predecessors with increased barrel time allowing the tannins to evolve and a solid acid backbone which drives the wine to a crisp, cleansing finish. The wine starts with an intense aromatic profile of fresh ripe red cherries and cranberries and hint of cola. There is also a light pepper note on the finish. The oak is well- integrated to build a supple palate from a tannin standpoint. The wine has a nice elegance on the palate and demonstrates a classic Cab Franc from Virginia. Drink now or hold as the wine will age with grace as the acidity mellows.
Vineyard Notes
Estate Grown
Winemaker Notes
This wine was aged in mainly neutral barrels for 14 months with the addition of 2 new French oak barrels for the last 6 months. A longer than normal aging period was decided upon to allow the wine to develop more palate and aromatic intensity.
Food Pairing Notes
This wine will compliment any number of dishes from hamburgers to pork tenderloin.
Production
193 cases
Product Reviews
Joseph Jordan's Gravatar
Joseph Jordan
(Jan 15, 2020 at 6:55 PM)
I'm fascinated that the Virginia region has many Cabernet Franc wines. Until recently, I've only known this grape to be part of the Cabernet Sauvignon wines and of the Merlot wines I love so much. I bought a bottle of Philip Carter Cabernet Franc for more than I usually pay for a bottle of wine since I was on a tour. I finally gave the bottle to friends last New Year's eve and managed to grab a glass for myself. It turned out to be one of the best wines I've tasted in a long time. Bold and full body, the way I like my red wines, yet soft and satiny. I have since researched and realized that, while Cabernet Franc wines are rare, they are a much respected and revered (and expensive!) class of wine.

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