Hawk Creek Vineyard - Madrona
September 17 & 29
18 Months 25% New French Oak
2020 Sierra Foothills
93 pts Wine Enthusiast
Sourced from a high elevation vineyard in the Fairplay AVA of El Dorado County where the growing seasons are long, wines from this region develop full flavors and intense color. The volcanic soils produce a Cabernet Franc that is very true to the varietal.
Characteristics of red plum, dried herbs, and smoky black pepper create a beautiful wine to pair with red meats and pizza.
Sweet Strawberry - Raspberry - roasted Bell Pepper - Crushed Gravel - Mint
Silt Loam & Josephine Series Volcanic Soil
Food Pairing Notes
Higher acidity makes it possible to pair Cabernet Franc with tomato-based dishes, vinegar-based sauces (smoky BBQ anyone?), or rich legumes like black beluga lentils. - Wine Folly