2014 Estate Cabernet Franc, Hawley Vineyard
The long-awaited Hawley Cab Franc is here! Grown organically on our Estate Vineyard since 2008, this varietal is typically used for blending in our Bordeaux-style wines like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, or the Hawley Meritage blend. This time we are featuring it as the dominant varietal along with a bit of Merlot (20%) to brighten the mid-palate. Well integrated aromas of blackberry cobbler and vanilla on the nose. Rich mouthfeel with pleasant notes of plum and cassis. Hints of anise and baking spices bloom with the lovely tannins on the finish. This medium-bodied Cabernet Franc will pair with all sorts of foods from herb-roasted chicken to braised lamb shanks.