2015 Jauma Birdsey Vineyard Cabernet Franc
By James Erskine and Fiona Wood.
Cabernet Franc from Seaview, McLaren Vale, South Australia
"This red sandy soiled vineyard on the Seaview ridge overlooks McLaren Vale and on further to the white sandy beaches of the South Coast. It’s taken me a few years to come to grips with the idea that McLaren Vale can produce amazing Cabernet Franc but year in year out through heat or through rain, this block has delivered and so it’s hats off to the Birdsey’s who rescued these Franc cuttings from the right bank. Electric purple in the glass this wine sings with powerful raciness but fills the gob with volumes of deep black berries and oodles of briary spice."