Even Great Wines Need A Little Time To Themselves
Whoa, whoa, whoa, just where do you think you’re going? You can’t just walk up to a guy like Cabernet Franc, you know?
I understand you’re excited to see Mr. Franc here tonight, I really do. It’s not every day you get to meet one of Monterey County’s finest like this, especially one as popular as Mr. Hahn Estates 2007 Central Coast Cabernet Franc. You probably want to shake his hand in appreciation for his ability to weave together such flavors as clove, white pepper, cocoa, and bittersweet chocolate, or maybe give him a great big thumbs up for being so pleasant and light, not to mention low in tannins.
But you’ve gotta understand, that popularity also makes him a very busy man. It takes a lot of work to create such enjoyably lush and tart plum, black currant, and raspberry flavors mid-palate. He doesn’t get a lot of time to just sit down and enjoy some rich barbecue slathered ribs and fresh steamed carrots anymore, and when he does get the time, he doesn’t like to be bothered, see? That’s where I come in. I keep his adoring public at bay, he retains his smooth and focused demeanor, and everyone wins.
Look, I know you’re disappointed, but imagine how you’d feel if you were in Cabernet Franc’s shoes, huh? Tell you what, because I like you, how about I set you up with six bottles of his Hahn Estates 2007 Central Coast Cabernet Franc? That way, you’ve got a little something to show off to your friends and family back home. There will be a small fee, of course. We can’t just give the stuff away, you understand. And maybe if you can get your camera ready real quick, I’ll ask him to give you a wave. Would you like that?
2007 Central Coast Cabernet Franc
- Appellation: Central Coast
- Varietal Composition: 82% Cabernet Franc, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot
- Cooperage: 55% new French oak, 45% neutral oak
- Brix at harvest: 25–26
- Total Acidity: 0.59 grams/100ml
- Total pH 3.75
- Alcohol 14.5%
- Release: July 2009
- Bottle Size: 750 ml
Beginning with a pleasing ruby-colored hue, the 2007 Hahn Estates Central Coast Cabernet Franc boasts a spicy, wild combination of cedar and raspberry flavors. Pleasant, light and low in tannins, this smooth and focused wine leaves a taste of clove and white pepper woven between rich flavors of cocoa and bittersweet chocolate. The lush mid-palate then wraps the tongue with a focused beam of acidity, resulting in pleasant, tart flavors of plum and smooth layers of black currant and raspberry. Enjoy it with rich barbecue slathered ribs and fresh steamed carrots.
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