Saturday, March 14, 2009
Woodhall Cabernet Franc
Woodhall was established in 1983 as a boutique family winery dedicated to producing fine table wine for the Mid-Atlantic region from Maryland. Steady growth throughout the years has expanded the line of wines from an initial offering of five varieties to today's standard offering of twelve varieties, plus several limited-quantity speciality wines available seasonally.
At the recent Wineries Unlimited, I was listening to Karen Ross, who since 1996 has been president of the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG). As we were eating our lunch and sipping some red wine with the meat dish, I tasted something wonderful, and looked for the bottle on the table. It was the Woodhall Cabernet Franc 2007.
It's a light-bodied, dry, red wine, blended in the "chinon" style. It's soft and luscious as promised. Nice low key hints of cherry. Nice finish. Very nice!