Friday, March 02, 2018

Jonathan Edwards Cabernet Franc 2015 - Excellent! (CT)


I have written about Jonathan Edwards many times. Continues to be a favorite east coast producer of mine. Located in North Stonnington, Edwards makes wines on both coasts, but I only concern myself with his Connecticut estate wines (his others are lovely, but not for this bog).

I have visited the beautiful winery many times, but this bottle I am speaking of was tasted at the Eastern Wineries Exposition 2017. I had it twice. I had it at the awards dinner that night. Their Cabernet Franc is is an estate grown red, which is most, most impressive, and has been consistent for years.

This Jonathan Edwards Cabernet Franc 2015 was a medium bodied red, made from estate fruit. The wine is approximately 25% aged in new French oak. And then blended with the rest which has been in stainless steel (or older/nuertal French oak) ? Not sure. The resulting wine is immensely pleasurable. The nice, medium bodied, dry red with hints of cherry, cranberry, cassis, and and ends with a lovely, peppery finish. Mouthwatering-ly delicious!