2018 Stout Family Sommelier Selection Cabernet Franc

A deep ruby color, with ripe blackberry fruit introduce this wine followed by hints of floral aromas of violets and potpourri. On the palate, a slight herbal edge of Earl Grey tea and green peppercorn is detected with an opulent core of black fruit. A portion of Merlot softens the harsher edge of the Cabernet Franc. The wine is dry with a rounded French Oak richness that balances with the firm tannins to give the wine a long, rich finish.