Cabernet Franc seems to be all the rage right now with some wines from the Loire Valley selling for close to First Growth Bordeaux prices. How about this alternative from Chile?
2016 Garage Wine Co Cabernet Franc Pirque Vineyard Lot #80, only $34.99
You can buy a case of it for less than the price of one bottle of Clos Rougeard Poyeaux! And it is absolutely superb!
The Wine Advocate agrees with us saying: "The 2016 Pirque Vineyard is a little closed but feels very solid. It has varietal and zone character, without excessive mintiness, faintly balsamic. It's still very young, but it seems to have all the ingredients for a great development in bottle, with the textbook tannins. Derek Mossman described it quite accurately as an 'elegant blue-fruited gent with muscles inside a well-cut jacket.' Drink 2018 to 2024. 94 points."
Grill a ribeye from our deli glazed with balsamic vinegar and scatter some chopped fresh mint across it for a match made in heaven!
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