2014 Arterra Cabernet Franc

Estate: Arterra Wines
Region: Loundon County, Northern Virginia, Virginia, United States of America
Vineyard: Seven Oaks Vineyard


Tasting Note:May 7, 2016

Second wine from Arterra Wines. Garnet red with moderate intensity and brownish edges. Layered and complex nose. Started with notes of carnations, white pepper, and wood in a cellar all just to start. Started to breathe and opened up with some savory spices, leather and freshly sanded wood. Loved the complexity on the nose. Light red cherries as well as an earthy and rustic structure on the palate. Solid acidity with moderate tannins (6/10) and a moderate body. Long and lingering finish. Definite potential to grow and made in a lighter style. Very enjoyable.

The grapes used in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 vintages are all sourced. This specific vintage is sourced from the Seven Oaks Vineyard in Loudoun County.

Drink Dates:

2016 till 2022.


91 points.

Price Point:

$$ - Tasted at the Estate. Can be purchased from the Estate or online for $29.00.