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2017 Quail Hollow Winery California Cabernet Franc

2017 Quail Hollow Winery California Cabernet Franc

This ripe and forward wine offers notes of black cherry, blackberry, tea, clay and a light leafy note.

Varietal: Cabernet Franc Vintage: 2017
Brand: Quail Hollow
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About This Wine

Imagine a wine possessing the best qualities of hefty reds, without being “over the top.”

Imagine no longer. Meet Cabernet Franc, a variety that does double duty in France depending upon where it’s grown. In Bordeaux, it’s one of the key varieties used by vintners when crafting their world-class red cuvees. In the Loire, it’s typically bottled as a varietal wine under the regional names Bourgeuil or Chinon.

Loire renditions are known for mirroring the characteristics of the vineyard, with aromas of green pepper, forest floor and flowers. When grown in California, that “earthy” quality shadows the more upfront fruit flavors of the variety.

Quail Hollow crafts a California-style Cabernet Franc that offers just an echo of the Loire: Its dark fruit flavors are complemented by light leafy notes that enhance the complexity and expand the food-pairing possibilities. Try it with roast chicken, pork, duck, lamb or a petite filet (see box).

About Cabernet Franc

Lighter, less tannic wine with more fruit than Cabernet Sauvignon, with which it is often blended. Flavors of teas leaves, blackcurrant, strawberry and chocolate.

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Tasting Notes

  • Grape Composition:Cabernet Franc
  • Grape Source:Select Vineyards in Various California Growing Regions
  • Aromas & Flavors:Black Cherry, Blackberry, Tea, Clay and a Light Leafy Note
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2021
  • Food Pairing Suggestion:a petite filet with a green and pink peppercorn sauce.

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Rating: 5

54 Ratings


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    1/11/2019 Katherine G.
    • Irvine, CA
    • Rater Rank 564
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 5.0
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    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 5

    this wine was delicious.......

    12/06/2018 Crystal G.
    • Kingfield, ME
    • Rater Rank 670
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 5.0
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 5

    I was surprised at the peppery end note of this red - but I loved it. Not too dry, which appeals to my palate.

    11/28/2018 Linsie R.
    • Columbus, OH
    • Rater Rank 181
    • Number of Ratings 8
    • Average 4.4
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 5


    10/08/2018 Kathy W.
    • Boulder, CO
    • Rater Rank 111
    • Number of Ratings 12
    • Average 3.2
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 5

    not tart at all, almost floral taste, first sip was impressed and I think it would be great with brie. first time I've wanted to buy more of any of my wine club offerings

    9/30/2018 Nichole B.
    • La Grande, OR
    • Rater Rank 236
    • Number of Ratings 8
    • Average 3.6
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again


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