Pellegrini Vineyards, Cabernet Franc 2007, North Fork of Long Island, New York
Tasting Note: Long Island cab franc has come into its own and this wine proves the point.
This deep ruby-colored cabernet franc has a nose of red and black fruit including red cherry and black plum accompanied by baking spice notes of vanilla and clove.
On the palate the wine is medium-plus bodied with medium acidity which shows itself ever-so-slightly ahead of the fruit.
This is a smooth cabernet franc that has some depth and complexity. The longer the wine is in your glass, the more the fruit character of the wine reveals itself.
Bottle Note: Pellegrini Vineyards, located in Cutchogue, New York on the eastern tip of Long Island, was originally planted in 1982. The vineyard is planted exclusively with the vinifera varieties chardonnay, merlot, cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon. The wine-making technique employs traditional methods in combination with state-of-the-art equipment.
Tasting Date: November 10, 2015