Gush Etzion Lone Oak Cabernet Franc Reserve 2014
The Gush Etzion Winery is located at the Gush Etzion Junction just south of Jerusalem, where climates and soils similar to both Bordeaux and Provence allow owners Shraga and Tamar Rosenberg to craft wines that are at once familiar and unique. The Lone Oak line comprises premium wines, symbolized by a single oak tree in the middle of the Etzion Bloc that early settlers would gaze at as they dreamed of a permanent return to the region. This high-altitude Cabernet Franc shows the promise this varietal has in IsraelÃâs terroir, with aromas of ripe berry framed by white and black pepper and a hint of oak. The palate is firmly-structured, showing dark fruit, licorice and well-balanced acidity. A great match for braised poultry, roasted root vegetables or meatloaf.