Ideally suited to cool climate growing, Cabernet Franc is quickly gaining a reputation as a principal red wine grape in the Finger Lakes where long, brisk autumns allow for slow ripening. The outcome is a consistently ripe presentation with exceptional depth and body. Cabernet Franc is often used as a base for a blend, but the region is proving that the grape stands well on its own as a full-bodied wine. An alluring black cherry color and a compelling nose precede a palate that is generous and round, marked by vivacious berry flavors, along with savory earth notes and a full structure. Firm tannins grip the tongue, then soften into a flavorsome, pungent finish.
Food Pairing: Beef, Lamb, Grilled MeatTESTING
90 PointsWine Enthusiast Magazine
|Varietal Composition:||100% Cabernet Franc|
|Estate Vineyards:||Magdalena, Seneca Lake AVA|
|Alcohol by Volume:||12.5%|
|Harvest:||October 21-26, 2014|
|Vinification:||8 Months in Older French Oak, Fermented in Individual 100 Gallon Lots, No fining or filtering agents|