Writer's Block 2009 California Cabernet Franc, $14.49-$15.99, 86 points, appears ruby at the core trending crushed black fruit toward a clear rim.
Earth, clove, and a floral red cherry are aromatic.
My first taste caused me to grimace from a combination of bitterness, high acidity, and a sour hint, but I shook that off and the wine settled down to drinkable, and paired okay with my Rib-eye steak.
Medium body and scratchy tannin carry a rather rough red wine, but the overall flavor is good, having a tart red and black cherry, hints of butterscotch and menthol, culminating with a moderately spicy finish.
Produced and bottled by QMS group, Kelseyville, California.
Oh, just a note about spring finally arriving (weather-wise) to New Hampshire, found Portsmouth adorned with sunshine, mild zephyrs, blossoms and families walking the old streets with one of the last brick and mortar music video stores, multiple cafes, art studios, and restaurants.
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