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McCall Cabernet Franc

A few weeks ago, back in my hometown of Cutchogue NY, I was able to stop by McCall winery.  My original plan was to participate in the wildly popular burger night.  McCall has the unique distinction of not only being a winery but also as a ranch where they raise Charolais cattle.  This is a specific breed that hails from France.   They sell all the meat in the winery, and on Friday nights they have burger night featuring beef from their own cattle.  Unfortunately, I underestimated how popular the event was and the extent of my visit was a drive through the parking lot.  I did return the next day during the off hours.  With less of a crowd to battle, I was able to procure myself some beef short ribs from their freezer and a Cabernet Franc to go with them.

The McCall Cabernet Franc has aromas of tart cherry and spice.  There is a balanced amount of oak that adds a beautiful but not overpowering layer of flavor.

The short ribs were sublime.  I made them in the slow cooker and served them with pearled onions and truffle butter mashed potatoes.  I know, drool!

Overall it couldn’t have been a more perfect fall moment.  Click the link below to grab a bottle for yourself.  Cheers!

Available through McCall Wines

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