2018 Jeff Runquist Salmon Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Clarksburg, USA
The 2012 Cabernet Franc has a beautiful almost florescent purple color of medium depth with bright youthful hues. The aromas of the 2012 wine have a strong varietal character; cedar, graphite, and a minty smoky herbaceous scent. In the fermentor this wine had a distinctive aroma that was reminiscent of jalapeno, and the finished wine has just a whiff of spicy green pepper. With time in the glass a bouquet of mellow toasted oak presents itself but remains restrained and complimentary.