Keuka Lake Vineyards, Cabernet Franc
Staff Pick

Keuka Lake Vineyards, Cabernet Franc - 2017

Item # 35970 750mL
$21.99/ Single Bottle
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Grape Variety

Tasting Notes

Fresh and delicious Cabernet Franc from Keuka Lake Vineyards in the Finger Lakes region of New York. Bright cranberry and cherry flavors with a touch of herbaceousness and spice. Enjoyable by the glass or paired with a spread of meats and vegetables.

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Staff Pick Notes

This wine may seem familiar at first glance, but it's a pleasant surprise to try. Cabernet Franc grows in regions the world over, but it's nice when it showcases the individuality of where it's grown. Keuka Lake Vineyards is a farm stead located on a gradually sloped lake side (Keuka Lake is the Y-shaped lake at the western edge of the Finger Lakes). Minimal intervention wine making in this cool climate showcases this Cabernet Franc in it's most delicate expression. A translucent garnet color in the glass. Soft aromas of ripe cherries and medicinal herbs lead to lush red plums and just a hint of chilies. Refreshing like a gust of fresh Spring air. Familiar, yet not.

- TD

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