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Staff Pick

Eminence Road "Elizabeth's Vineyard" Cabernet Franc - 2016

Item # 29510 750mL
$26.96/ Single Bottle
$323.52 $291.17/ Case of 12
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Color
Red
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Country
USA
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Tasting Notes

This Cabernet Franc is a stand-out: mossy yet floral with red-fruited aromas. More delicate and appropriate to the cooler climate of upstate New York, this wine is ideal for sliced meats, stinky cheeses, and poultry. It is recommended to decant. Elizabeth's vineyard is located on the east side of Seneca Lake, a warmer slope for the Finger Lakes. Decant this wine to enjoy its best.


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Staff Pick Notes

Locavores take note. The Finger Lakes are quietly producing some fantastic wines. Its delicious confluence of cool climate, steep slopes, and great sun exposure allow producers to seamlessly make wines of classic structure and affect with many New World sensibilities. Dense and super opaque but bright and delicate on the palate, this wine is super food friendly and a great quaffer! If you've been walking by Finger Lakes wines in the past, here's a great place to stop!

- OW

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