The 2017 Nomini Hall Cabernet Franc gets its name from the home of Robert “King” Carter III, who was known for his forward-thinking liberation of 509 slaves in 1791. This version of our estate Cabernet Franc demonstrates more finesse than its predecessors with increased barrel time allowing the tannins to evolve and a solid acid backbone which drives the wine to a crisp, cleansing finish. The wine starts with an intense aromatic profile of fresh ripe red cherries and cranberries with a light pepper note on the finish. The wine has a nice elegance on the palate and demonstrates a classic Cab Franc from Virginia. This wine will compliment any number of dishes from hamburgers to pork tenderloin.