This is a dry red wine from Lodi, California. Bold maroon hues hint at this wine’s intensity. Scents of vanilla, cedar and dried herbs rise from the glass. The palate is layered with flavors of black cherry, currant and baking chocolate with hints of cracked black pepper leading to the supple finish. THE Franc pairs with just about anything off the BBQ. For an elegant touch, try a roast tri tip with cherry chutney.