Wine Wednesday: Cabernet Franc from Old Westminster Winery in Maryland

Reposting this piece about Cabernet Franc in Maryland ahead of #CabFrancDay on Friday, December 4th. So many great wines in the United States are made from this wonderful Bordeaux grape.


This Wine Wednesday is dedicated to a wine I received as part of the #winestudio month-long discovery of the Maryland winery Old Westminster. The winery is part of the Carroll Wine Trail.

This is my first experience with a wine from Maryland and I must admit it has been quite thrilling. First let’s a word about the wine, then about the winery and the area and lastly about Wine Studio.

The wine, a 2017 Cabernet Franc that was unfiltered and unfined as it says on the back label which you can see below, was a truly inviting and enveloping version of this grape that I love so well. I found the wine to be earthy, slightly spicy and fruity at the same time, kind of sexy in fact without being overpowering and overdone. I tasted/drank it over a few days and it had real staying power which was unexpected…

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