2007 Aljibes Cabernet Franc

A 100% Spanish cab franc? That’s crazy. But also crazy delicious.

aljibesI’ve been sitting on this bottle for awhile, waiting for my wife to get unpregnant so that we can enjoy it together. Not that it’s a special occasion bottle, but we both love CF and wanted to share it with each other.

Well, I can tell you that we literally drank this in the hospital with some takeout pizza, and it’s, in fact, excellent. If you like Loire reds, do yourself a favor and seek out this bottle. It’s not that it’s better, but the stylistic difference is so remarkable. It’s like you took an austere Loire cab franc and sent it to vacation in Spain, where it spent two weeks drinking sangria and eating chorizo.

Meaning: This is a fat and rich wine; full of dark fruit but with the earth and iron you often associate with the grape. A bit of mint and very, very smooth. No complaints at $25. A big winner. I’m only giving it a B+ because it we didn’t let it open up enough to see what else it contained. Probably an ‘A’ wine.



About davetalkswine

I like to drink and write about wine. I'm an equal opportunity drinker, but gravitate toward France, the Pacific Northwest and up-and-comers like New York and Virginia.
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