Cave Ridge Vineyard, Shenandoah Valley (Virginia) “Fossil Hill Reserve” Red Wine 2019

($65):  This mid-weight Cabernet Franc-dominant blend displays fabulous herbal/leafy character intertwined with dried and fresh red fruit notes.  It packs plenty of punch without being heavy.  Supple tannins lend support and balance, while allowing for pleasant current drinking.  In a word, yum!  For those interested in the blend: Cabernet Franc 60% balanced by equal amounts of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
93 Michael Apstein May 21, 2024