Onabay Vineyards "Cot-Fermented" Cabernet Franc

Onabay Vineyards "Cot-Fermented" Cabernet Franc - 2017

Item # 37576 750mL
$19.96/ Single Bottle
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$239.52 $215.57/ Case of 12
Color
Red
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Country
USA
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Grape Variety

Tasting Notes

A delicious red wine from the North Fork of Long Island. Cabernet Franc and Malbec are co-fermented and aged in barrel. Juicy black fruits and structured tannins make this an ideal wine for burgers or bbq brisket. Much more than just a winery, the property encompasses over 180 acres of fertile fields, meadows, and forests as well as over a mile of bay and creek frontage.


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New York

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Malbec

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