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Friday, September 05, 2008

2005 Bowers Harbor Cabernet Franc Erica Vineyard

Cabernet Franc is immensely popular in Michigan – it is probably one of the easiest grapes to grow in the area and it's something most wineries make. I didn't keep my receipts but the winery's website lists this at $25 (a number that seems high to me).

A bit of earth and a bunch of tart cherry on the nose.

Nicely balanced – some good earthiness along with the black fruit – black cherry and casssis – plus a touch of sweet oak give it some good backbone.

Some vanilla notes come through as well as some plum and a bit of oak.

So let's go with that this does go for $25 – it's a small producer in a fairly unusual region and a relatively obscure grape for a single varietal wine - and they knock it out of the park.

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