Agraria 2012, Big Barn Red, Bradford Mountain Estate Vineyard
The wine’s muscular veins are apparent from the first whiff to the lengthy finish. Dark-toned, seductive aromas of black cherry and hints of forest floor lead to a silken entry. On the palate, a seamlessly integrated structure supports luscious ripe cherry and plum woven with notes of dark chocolate and cedar. Hints of minerality add to the wine’s complexity, and the briary, savory flavors of Cabernet Franc (75%) are gently tempered by the subtle rich contributions from the Merlot (25%).