Punto Final Cab Franc Reserva Review
While most red-wine loving Americans are familiar with Argentina for its ever-so-popular Malbec wines, the country produces a variety of wines, especially other red Bordeaux varietals.
Wine review by: Jessyca Frederick |
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About this Wine
Wine: 2019 Punto Final Cab Franc Reserva
Blend: 100% Cabernet Franc
Region: Mendoza, Argentina
I consumed it: September 2022
My source: The Premier Series by International Wine of the Month Club
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Wine color/style: Red wine
Grape variety or blend: Cabernet franc
Other characteristics: Food friendly
Punto Final Cab Franc Reserva: What I think
While most red-wine loving Americans are familiar with Argentina for its ever-so-popular Malbecs, the country produces a variety of wines, especially other red Bordeaux varietals. Malbec is one of six Bordeaux red grape varieties — the others include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Carménère (often left off the list).
Cabernet Franc — a parent grape for both Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot — is a grape that tastes different in each place it's grown, especially in warm climates vs cool climates, but also from vintage to vintage. In Bordeaux, Cabernet Franc is used as a blending grape. In “new world” regions, it is sometimes bottled on its own.
I personally tend to prefer my Cab Franc in a heavier-bodied, more fruit-forward style than this light one. Beyond my personal preferences, this was a nice, food-friendly red wine that anybody could enjoy but probably wouldn’t wow anyone because it lacked character or uniqueness.
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