One of my favorites from the Traverse City area of Michigan. I’m enjoying this with onion-mushroom-olive pizza. This has about 17% Merlot added. When I tasted it at the winery last year I was very impressed by the nose – let’s see how it’s held up.
2 Lads Cabernet Franc (2013) Old Mission Peninsula, Michigan – $32
Color: dark purplish in the center, fading just a bit to purple-red on the edge of the glass.
Aroma: earthy, with notes of black walnut and dark cherry. Inviting!
Taste: nice and full, with enough acidity to make this a food wine, and a nice balance of cherry fruit and earth/oak notes throughout the mouth. The finish is somehow creamy, fruity, and earthy all at once, and lasts at least 15 seconds.
A really, really good bottle of wine, perfect for anything from pizza to flank steak. Still one of my favorite Michigan wines. Recommended!