The Catena Cabernet Franc Appellation El Cepillo presents a purple color with red ruby tones. The nose offers elegant aromas of spices, and fresh herbs as thyme and rosemary, red berries, cassis and raspberries, with layers of cedar. The mouthfeel is full and rich with cassis, raspberries flavors and notes of black pepper and oregano. The finish is bright and fresh with finely grained tannins.
This versatile wine is fantastic paired with rich meat dishes such as stews and braises, Latin dishes with heat and a little kick such as enchiladas or moles and lamb dishes and tomato based pasta and sauces. Additionally this wine is delicious paired with dark chocolate and berries and also served alongside a cheese plate.
Bright ruby-red. Slightly medicinal aromas of black cherry, bitter chocolate, licorice, violet and herbs, plus a soupçon of leather. Concentrated, densely packed and classically dry, conveying an almost chocolatey ripeness as well as a faint varietally typical herbal nuance. This wine doesn't yet show quite the personality or floral lift of the 2017 version but it's ripe and nicely balanced, finishing with a broad dusting of fine tannins.