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The Three Sisters Winery

February 15, 2019 - Norman Bentley
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A number of years ago I wrote an article about wines from Georgia, and what fun a visit to one of these wineries can be. I can highly recommend a visit to the North Georgia mountains for a great taste satisfying outing. Below is the article I wrote about Three Sisters Cabernet Franc, and below that is some information about the winery. Norm

2006 Three Sisters Cabernet Franc

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Can you find good wine in North Georgia? You bet you can! Whether it be the French Bordeaux style, "Meritage", or the smooth blended red, "Fat Boy Red", a local favorite. The wines from Three Sisters Vineyards are all pleasing to the palate, and provide choices for almost any range of tastes. We tasted a dozen different wines last weekend at Three Sisters Vineyards and Winery, near Dahlonega, Georgia, and I found them all to be delightful. I would have no problem putting these wines up against any in the world.

While every wine we tasted was pleasing, and some outstanding, my favorite overall, was the 2006 Three Sisters Cabernet Franc. Now, I must confess that Cabernet Franc is a personal favorite of mine. Until just a few years back, it was hard to find as a single varietal. It is a Bordeaux grape which decades ago, was used mostly in France to blend with Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon, to add complexity and earthy undertones to the wine. The earthy background flavors are what I like the best.

The 2006 Three Sisters Cabernet Franc is a brilliant shade of red in color, with a nose that smacks of cherries and raspberries. The flavors are intense, yet smooth, and highlight the cherry taste with the aforementioned earthy undertones. The finish is splendid with a hint of the oak, and a lingering aftertaste which begs for another sip. I liked the wine so much that I could drink glass after glass by itself, but you would probably prefer it with rack of lamb, or any Italian style veal dish.. Norm's score is 93.

Score: 93

Price: $22 - $25

Norm

WINE - God's proof of his love for humanity

Three Sisters Winery, Dahlonega, Georgia Laid back and fun, Three Sisters Vineyards is a favorite destination of Wine Lovers visiting the North Georgia Mountains and Dahlonega-Lumpkin County, The Heart of Georgia Wine Country. A variety of tastings are offered inside from a large cherry wood tasting bar featuring a distinctive collection of southern folk art and pottery.

Outside, a rock wall patio is said by many to be one of the best places to stop and soak in this unique wine region. Relax with friends and a glass of Georgia "Estate Grown" wine from this unique Dahlonega Plateau. Grapes grown on the estate include Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Touriga, Cynthiana Norton, Vidal Blanc and Pinot Noir.

Three Sisters Vineyards Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc Thrives In The Cooler Climate Of Our Dahlonega Plateau. French & American Oak Aged With Alluring Notes Of Cherry, Pepperberry And Spice. Cab Franc Is The Daddy Of Cab Sauv And One Of The Best Reds Growing On The East Coast. Try Our 100% Georgia Version With Your Favorite Steak!

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