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White Horse Winery

White Horse Winery
2019 Estate Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Franc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$42

White Horse Winery
2019 Estate Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Franc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of blackberry, roasted coffee beans, leather, and pepper on dark chocolate with a velvety, lively, dry medium body and a tingling, appealing, medium-length finish that presents notes of blackberry, smoked tea, green peppers, and leather and cassis with crunchy, medium tannins and light oak flavor. A very nice, roasty, and dark expression of Cabernet Franc.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: blackberry, roasted coffee beans, leather, and pepper on dark chocolate
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of blackberry, smoked tea, green peppers, and leather and cassis
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very nice, roasty, and dark expression of Cabernet Franc.

The Producer

White Horse Winery

The Producer
106 Hall Street
Hammonton, NJ 08037
USA
1 609-270-1411

Their Portfolio

85 White Horse Winery 2019 Estate Painted White Blend, Outer Coastal Plain 12.7% (USA) $22.00.
BR White Horse Winery 2019 Painted Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.7% (USA) $20.00. - Bronze Medal
89 White Horse Winery 2019 Estate, Traminette, Outer Coastal Plain 12.7% (USA) $20.00.
BR White Horse Winery 2020 Estate Reserve Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $29.00. - Bronze Medal
88 White Horse Winery 2018 Estate, Chambourcin, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $19.00.
85 White Horse Winery 2017 Vintner’s Red Blend, American 13.5% (USA) $23.00.
91 White Horse Winery 2020 Estate Reserve Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $29.00.
89 White Horse Winery 2020 Estate, Chardonnay, Outer Coastal Plain 13.1% (USA) $19.00.
86 White Horse Winery 2020 Estate, Vidal Blanc, Outer Coastal Plain 13.3% (USA) $25.00.
87 White Horse Winery 2019 Estate Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, Outer Coastal Plain 12.7% (USA) $29.00.
87 White Horse Winery 2020 Estate Semi-Sweet Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12% (USA) $19.00.
86 White Horse Winery 2020 Painted White , Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $22.00.
90 White Horse Winery 2020 Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $20.00.
88 White Horse Winery 2020 Estate Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, Outer Coastal Plain 14.1% (USA) $29.00.
91 White Horse Winery 2020 Estate, Albarino, Outer Coastal Plain 12.7% (USA) $26.00.
94 White Horse Winery 2018 Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Outer Coastal Plain 12.8% (USA) $42.00.
89 White Horse Winery 2021 Estate, Albariño, Outer Coastal Plain 12.7% (USA) $26.00.
88 White Horse Winery 2021 Painted White Estate White Blend, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $23.00.
92 White Horse Winery 2021 Estate, Vidal Blanc, Outer Coastal Plain 11.9% (USA) $25.00.
88 White Horse Winery 2021 Estate Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $32.00.
85 White Horse Winery 2021 Painted Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $22.00.
BR White Horse Winery 2021 Estate Reserve Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.2% (USA) $29.00. - Bronze Medal
88 White Horse Winery 2019 Estate, Chambourcin, Outer Coastal Plain 12% (USA) $20.00.
93 White Horse Winery 2019 Painted Red Blend, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $29.00.
93 White Horse Winery 2018 Cabernet Franc, Outer Coastal Plain 12.8% (USA) $42.00.
93 White Horse Winery 2019 Reserve, Merlot, Outer Coastal Plain 12% (USA) $35.00.
89 White Horse Winery 2022 Estate Reserve Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.7% (USA) $29.00.
91 White Horse Winery 2022 Estate Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $22.00.
85 White Horse Winery 2022 Estate Sweet Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $20.00.
88 White Horse Winery 2022 Estate, Albarino, Outer Coastal Plain 12.3% (USA) $26.00.
87 White Horse Winery 2022 Painted White Estate White Blend, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $23.00.
87 White Horse Winery 2022 Chardonnay, Outer Coastal Plain 13% (USA) $19.00.
87 White Horse Winery 2022 Estate Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $25.00.
88 White Horse Winery 2022 Estate Reserve Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.7% (USA) $29.00.
90 White Horse Winery 2019 Estate, Chambourcin, Outer Coastal Plain 12% (USA) $20.00.
89 White Horse Winery 2018 Painted Red Blend, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $26.00.
90 White Horse Winery 2019 Estate Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Outer Coastal Plain 12% (USA) $42.00.
88 White Horse Winery 2019 Estate Reserve, Merlot, Outer Coastal Plain 12% (USA) $35.00.
85 White Horse Winery 2021 Estate, Syrah, Outer Coastal Plain 12% (USA) $35.00.
89 White Horse Winery 2020 Coeur d’Est, Outer Coastal Plain 12.2% (USA) $38.00.
87 White Horse Winery 2022 Estate, Vidal Blanc, Outer Coastal Plain 11.5% (USA) $25.00.
91 White Horse Winery 2022 Estate Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $22.00.

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.