McBride Sillig Vineyard Awatere Marlborough Cabernet Franc Rose 2014
Old school rose appearance with onion skin hues and even a light copper tinge
A bouquet of red cherry and dried rose with a light yellow plum and quince suggestions, old world and old school aromas. On the palate - just dry with a nudge of sweetness and medium+ acidity; the nose reflects the palate with flavors of cherry, quince and a touch of baked red apple, then rose and light mineral layer. Overall quite a charming wine that requires a particular food pairing.
McBride Sillig Vineyard Awatere Marlborough 'Devil's Advocate' Cabernet Franc 2012
There's no mistaking the signature of Cabernet franc here with the bell-pepper, tobacco and red fruits bouquet; plum, sour cherry and blackberry fruit suggestions, old rose and dusty mineral layer. On the palate - dry and firm with medium to medium+ tannins and acidity; the red cherry and sour cherry flavors return with some black fruit and rose moments. Medium weighted wine with a moderate finish. Best enjoyed with food.