Full Review

Hawk Haven

Hawk Haven
2020 OA Single Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Franc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.6%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$46

Hawk Haven
2020 OA Single Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Franc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.6%
Garnet color. Aromas and flavors of red and black fruit, polished leather, and pencil shaving and cocoa nibs with a full body and a long finish imparting elements of blackberry and red plum. A very polished and elegant example of Cabernet Franc; a delightful sipper to pair with a roast.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: red and black fruit, polished leather, and pencil shaving and cocoa nibs
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of blackberry and red plum
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very polished and elegant example of Cabernet Franc; a delightful sipper to pair with a roast.

The Producer

Hawk Haven Vineyard

The Producer
600 S Railroad Ave
Rio Grande, NJ 08242
USA
1 609-846-7347

Their Portfolio

85 Hawk Haven 2020 Signature Series, Albariño, Cape May Peninsula 12% (USA) $29.00.
87 Hawk Haven 2020 Signature Series Dry, Pinot Grigio, Cape May Peninsula 12% (USA) $26.00.
BR Hawk Haven 2020 Signature Series, Gewurztraminer, Cape May Peninsula 10.7% (USA) $29.00. - Bronze Medal
88 Hawk Haven 2020 Signature Series Rosé, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cape May Peninsula 11.6% (USA) $29.00.
89 Hawk Haven 2019 Oa, Cabernet Franc, Outer Coastal Plain 13.5% (USA) $46.00.
87 Hawk Haven 2020 Rosé Pét-Nat, Pinot Noir, Cape May Peninsula 11.5% (USA) $35.00.
86 Hawk Haven 2020 Rosé Pét-Nat, Malbec, Cape May Peninsula 11.4% (USA) $35.00.
85 Hawk Haven 2020 Signature Series Dry, Riesling, Cape May Peninsula 11.4% (USA) $26.00.
91 Hawk Haven 2019 Signature Series, Cabernet Franc, Cape May Peninsula 13% (USA) $46.00.
89 Hawk Haven 2019 Signature Series - V Row Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cape May Peninsula 13.2% (USA) $46.00.
88 Hawk Haven 2020 Signature Series - Two Wire Reserve, Chardonnay, Cape May Peninsula 13.2% (USA) $35.00.
90 Hawk Haven 2019 Signature Series, Syrah, Cape May Peninsula 11.4% (USA) $46.00.
92 Hawk Haven 2019 Q Red Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cape May Peninsula 12.6% (USA) $39.00.
BR Hawk Haven 2021 Signature Series Dry, Pinot Grigio, Cape May Peninsula 11.7% (USA) $26.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Hawk Haven 2021 Signature Series Dry, Riesling, Cape May Peninsula 12% (USA) $26.00.
87 Hawk Haven 2021 Signature Series, Albarino, Cape May Peninsula 11.3% (USA) $29.00.
86 Hawk Haven 2021 Signature Series, Gewurztraminer, Cape May Peninsula 11% (USA) $29.00.
BR Hawk Haven 2021 Signature Series Dry Rosé, Cape May Peninsula 11.8% (USA) $26.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Hawk Haven 2021 Signature Series Rosé, Petite Sirah, Cape May Peninsula 11% (USA) $29.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Hawk Haven 2020 Q Red Blend, Outer Coastal Plain 12.2% (USA) $39.00.
87 Hawk Haven 2020 Signature Series, Cabernet Franc, Cape May Peninsula 11.4% (USA) $46.00.
92 Hawk Haven 2020 OA Single Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Outer Coastal Plain 11.6% (USA) $46.00.
87 Hawk Haven 2019 Signature Series Reserve, Merlot, Cape May Peninsula 12.5% (USA) $42.00.
88 Hawk Haven 2019 Signature Series, Malbec, Cape May Peninsula 12.5% (USA) $46.00.
88 Hawk Haven 2019 Signature Series Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cape May Peninsula 13.2% (USA) $46.00.

Cabernet Franc

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Cabernet Franc is a parent of Cabernet Sauvignon, and it is ideally suited to cooler climates, as it buds and ripens earlier than Cabernet Sauvignon. Additionally, it is less susceptible to poor weather during harvest. In the Medoc and Graves region of Bordeaux, where it typically constitutes about 15% of the final blend, it is seen as a measure of insurance against poor cabernet sauvignon or merlot weather. Cabernet franc used to be planted almost as widely as cabernet sauvignon in Bordeaux well into the 60s, but cabernet sauvignon had swung into such favor that 30 years later it had twice the acreage of cabernet franc.

Cabernet Franc tends to be lighter in color and tannins than cabernet sauvignon, with an earlier-maturing character. On Bordeaux's Right Bank, cabernet franc has a stronger foothold, and is best known as the dominant grape in the blend for the famed château, Cheval Blanc. It is the most widely planted red varietal in the Loire, where it yields lighter wines, like Chinon, with distinct herbal overtones. US cabernet francs are still largely in the experimental stage; there is a huge spectrum of interpretations, from heavy Napa wines to lighter styles from the East Coast.

Cabernet Franc is noted for its deep ruby red color and peppery, spicy character. It has moderate tannins and good acidity. Generally a Cabernet Franc should be consumed with some age - at least five years - while the finest versions drink well for more than twenty years.

Pair Cabernet Franc with hearty foods such as wild game, game birds and roasts.