Warwick Valley Winery, Cabernet Franc 2014, New York
Tasting Note: A mostly straight-forward, enjoyable, cab franc from the Hudson Valley.
This ruby-to-purple colored cabernet franc has a nose of black fruit including blackberry, black currant and clove and cinnamon baking spice.
On the palate the wine is slightly tart with medium-plus acidity kicking in between the mid-palate and 70% point of the taste.
Fruit flavors take a back seat to acidity highlighting the cab franc’s palate cleansing qualities.
Bottle Note: The 2014 vintage is crafted from 100% Finger Lakes grown cabernet franc, fermented in stainless and then barrel aged for 6 months. Fruit forward and soft on the palate this wine offers exquisite aromas of black currant and black cherry with subtle oak notes. When matched with red meats, wild game or cheese, this wine serves as the perfect companion. Drink now or cellar through 2017. Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery began as an apple and pear orchard. Our heritage is the orchard, the vineyard and farming. We strive to make all our wines fruit forward. We want you, our customer, to be able to experience our commitment to our land and our fruit. Our goal is to create wines and ciders that enable you to taste, smell and experience our love for the fruit and the land. We hope you enjoy this wine as much as we enjoyed making it. We invite you to visit our winery and orchard and share in the adventure.
Tasting Date: December 7, 2015