After the success of cask aging in 2017 our Cabernet Franc to reduce the influence of oak, this wine was again aged for 12 months in 600 gallon French Oak casks. Now one of the most recognizable and distinguished red varietals from the Finger Lakes, the '18 Cab Franc has 21% of the famed Argetsinger Vineyard fruit and the rest is from the estate White Spring and 16 Falls Vineyards.
Vibrant crimson in color with a bright, inviting nose of red and black currants. Seductive and layered on the palate with juicy plum, red and green pepper, tart strawberry and hints of violets. Silky tannins, black cherries and cloves form an herbaceous finish.
Forbes Dec. 2020 Top 9 Cabernet Francs:
“This is a bold single variety wine. Dark fruit, olive tapenade, dried herbs, fresh tobacco, and trailing pepper elicits the senses. Fine-grained tannins from large cask aging offer a smooth mouth-feel. A fruit-driven plate is juicy yet balanced with earthiness in a full-bodied wine with a long finish.” -MW, Forbes, 12/4/20