Nightfall Aquila Cabernet Franc 2019


It’s fair to say that many Cabernet Francs made in this country are fairly simplistic wines. This is not one of those. It is a wine of poise and presence showing the qualities of this famous Right Bank variety, with fruit pressed directly into 100% new French oak where it spent nearly two years. It opens with perfumed florals on the nose then moves into bright red fruit on the palate. The chalky fine tannins play a significant role while the oak, despite the time, remains perfectly in harmony.