Wiemer Cabernet Franc, Seneca Lake
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Wiemer Cabernet Franc, Seneca Lake - 2021

Item # 47208 750mL

A medium-bodied and bolder expression of Cabernet Franc from the Finger Lakes, the grapes benefit from a long hang time. Structured, and with rich black fruit and spice, this was aged both in stainless steel and used oak for 10 months. Pair this five spiced duck breast with plum sauce.

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A pioneer and champion of Vinifera in the Finger Lakes, Hermann J. Wiemer was one of the first believers in the potential for European vines in the Finger Lakes. Up until then, the climate was thought to be too cold for these vines to survive, especially during the winter months. What the Finger Lakes is today is a testament to these original believers. Wiemer even has a nursery of vines established for the benefit of other local wineries, expanding the diversity of what can actually grow in this beautiful land. It's a lot more than they first thought! This Cabernet Franc is a world class example demonstrating what long Autumns in the Finger Lakes can create in a red wine, as the fruit becomes riper and the texture richer. We are treated to vibrant raspberry and plum aromas with that distinctive bell pepper spice on the palate.

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Glossary

New York

New York winemakers have embraced international varieties and hit the ground running. The Hudson River Valley is home to the oldest vineyards in New York State. Bordeaux varietals are at home in Long Island’s maritime climate. The Finger Lakes harbors a burgeoning winemaking community where many natural-inclined producers focus on dry still wines. No longer is our fair state synonymous with Concord grapes and Manischewitz; look for brilliant iterations of Pinot Noir, Riesling, Cabernet Franc,...

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Cabernet Franc

Relegated to moderate obscurity in modern times, Cabernet Franc is in fact the proud parent of the attention-hogging Cabernet Sauvignon (after an illicit affair with Sauvignon Blanc a hundred-odd years ago). Cabernet Franc has remained close to its roots in France, enjoying small pockets of popularity primarily in the Loire Valley (specifically in Chinon), where it is often bottled as a varietal wine, and in Bordeaux where it is still used in moderate percentages in the typical blends. In fact,...

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