Ironstone Reserve Cabernet Franc 2004

Cabernet Franc from Sierra Foothills, California

$18.79
Item No. 91598
  • red wine
  • WE90

Winemaker's Notes

This seductive, full bodied wine was produced from premium grapes that were hand selected from Ironstone's top vineyards in the Sierra Foothills of Calaveras County. After undergoing extended fermentation and maceration, the wine was aged in French and American oak for 24 months with additional bottle aging prior to release. The Reserve series' unique aging process of using small oak casks stored in underground caverns ensures a fuller, richer, finer wine of true varietal character.

The Ironstone 2004 Reserve Cabernet Franc is an elegant, rich yet soft wine. With fleshy black cherry, blackberry and spicy oak aromas this seductive Cabernet Franc is worth drinking now or cellaring for a special occasion. Succulent, dark fruit flavors of plum, black cherry with a hint of sweet oak fills the palate and gives way to a smooth, medium finish.

The rich fruit in Ironstone Reserve Cabernet Franc pairs well with pan-seared pork or game with a variety of fruit sauces. Pan-seared duck with pomegranate glaze is an excellent meal to accompany this lush, dark, fruit-forward wine.

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The story of Ironstone Vineyards started in the hands of John Kautz, a young row crop farmer from Lodi who saw the future in growing wine grapes in Lodi. With 12 acres in 1948, John quickly built an excellent reputation as a premium wine grape supplier, amassing over 5,000 acres of grapes in Lodi and the Sierra Foothills and eventually becoming one of the top ten wine grape growers...

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Learn About Sierra Foothills

Called gold country since the mid-1800's, the Sierra Foothills, located between Sacramento and the Nevada border, was a hot spot for those seeking a gold rush fortune. Some of these settlers brought some European vines with them and somewhere in that mix was the Zinfandel grape. Notable Facts Zinfandel remains the grape of choice here, followed by Rhone Blends. Volcanic...

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Learn About Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc(cab-uhr-NAY frahnk) Right Place, Right time You won't often find this grape bottled as a single variety as it can lean towards earthy, vegetal tendencies (think green pepper & olives). Its typical place is in a blend with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or both. Cabernet Franc's home is the right bank of Bordeaux. It is an integral part in...

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