Back on the quest of enjoying the boutique wine companies here and in California along with my quest to enjoy all kinds of Cabernet Francs across the globe, they next selection is a production of only 140 cases. [Spoiler Alert] The problem when you really find a boutique wine that you really enjoy getting it to your door may come at a price.
I will go ahead and tell you I enjoyed this wine so much I reached out to the winemaker to see if I could get a mixed case and if he offered discounts. I will not give away what discounts may or may not have been offered, at $26 dollars a bottle it can be quite pricey. You can do the math.
The problem is when you have plenty of wine but something comes along and just blows you away. I think I am going to get a sampler and review some of the other ones on here.
That brings us to the review of the 2010 Wertzberger Cabernet Franc, which I got from an Underground Cellar deal. There are not tasting notes in the top 10 Google results and none on his website so here are mine.
Color – Very dark red.
Nose – Black pepper (but not as much as I see in most Cabernet Francs) Blackberries, leather, and just a hint of chocolate.
Taste – Blackberries, black currant, and blackberries. My wife said chocolate covered cocoa beans and by the end I was agreeing.
Finish – Very long with medium acid and bold tannins.
Overall, this is in my top 10 best wines ever tasted. It has everything I love about a Virginia Cabernet Franc along with everything you love about red wines from California. It is a good bodied wine with all the black pepper and blackberries you could ask for. It is bold and complex. Put this on the must have list.