I should start by telling you that I am extremely biased when it comes to LeCuvier wines… Years ago, before I understood what wine really was, I took a trip with friends to Paso Robles, CA that, quite literally, changed my perspective on vino and it started with my first sip of LeCuvier.
I think Paso has created some of the best wines in California andJohn Munch is at the top of the winemaker list for me. They are a micro winery that uses wild yeas, dry farmed fruit, and they barrel age it for a minimum of 33 months. To top it off, they offer food pairings with each wine in their tasting room.
We usually save our LeCuvier bottles for special occasions, but it felt special enough today to pop open, and I am so glad we did. This wine is delicious! It is rare to see a 100% cab franc (they are usually used in blends) but this bottle proves how great the grape can be.
It is complex and fruity without being overpowering or tasting jammy. It is big with a wonderful palate and incredible nose. I highly recommend if you can snag a bottle!