2017 ‘Rising Ground’ Cabernet Franc
Appearance: Medium red.
Aroma: Subtle/pretty aromas of red fruits, rose petals and crushed violets with just a suggestion of cedary French oak. Also just a hint of graphite in the mix somewhere too.
Palate: Medium bodied, displaying lovely fleshy red fruits, balanced acidity and barely perceptible tannins. Finishes soft and long with the elegance that is typical of the variety.
Summary: The first Cabernet Franc released from Pikes and it is indeed a good one. No problem to enjoy upon release, but a few years in years in the cellar will not do it any harm. Pan fried breaded lamb cutlets would match up well with this wine.