Rolling Hills Vineyard 2018 Cabernet Franc, Eagle Foothills, $37

By on January 5, 2022

Mark and Lori Pasculli have rehabilitated a Cabernet Franc vineyard near the Boise suburb of Eagle and have naturally chosen to make that Bordeaux variety a focus of their young estate winery. This bottling, with some guidance from winemaker Angela Shaltry, is from Rolling Hills’s first commercial vintage, and there’s a richness beyond its savory herbal profile. Blackberry and plum are joined by black pepper, cloves and orange oil, which carry into a finish of toasted oak and black cherry. Award: Idaho Wine Competition (gold).

Rating: Double Platinum, 96 points

Production: 223 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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