Saturday, May 07, 2011

Almathea Cellars Cabernet Franc 2008

In 1976, the first vineyards were planted at Amalthea Cellars. Founder Louis Caracciolo’s infatuation with winemaking began as a young boy making wine in the cellar of his Italian immigrant grandfather. Emilio brought the art from “The Old Country” at the age of thirteen to the southern New Jersey town of Blue Anchor at the turn of the century. Being exposed to the charm of winemaking at an early age ignited a passion that continues to this day at Amalthea Cellars.

Cabernet Franc, used in St. Emilion, Margaux, and Bordeaux, continues to become more and more popular on the East Coast of the United States. This Cabernet Franc was grown in the Outer Coastal Plains regions, and is one of Amalthea Cellars most popular bottles.

A big beautiful nose full of fruit. Nice fruit up front when drinking, including currant, cherries and spices as promised. Nice, smooth finish. A lovely wine. Outer Coast Plains wines are getting better and better. A proven region and a proven producer.

Congrats to the folks at Almathea!