Cabernet Franc, Hermann J. Wiemer
Ideally suited to cool climate growing, Cabernet Franc is quickly gaining a reputation as a principal red wine grape in the Finger Lakes where long, brisk autumns allow for slow ripening. The outcome is a consistently ripe presentation with exceptional depth and body. Cabernet Franc is often used as a base for a blend, but the region is proving that the grape stands well on its own as a full-bodied wine.
8 Months in Older French Oak, Fermented in Individual 100 Gallon Lots, No fining or filtering agents
An alluring black cherry color and a compelling nose precede a palate that is generous and round, marked by vivacious berry flavors, along with savory earth notes and a full structure. Firm tannins grip the tongue, then soften into a flavorsome, pungent finish.
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Press & Reviews
A lovely wine, if a bit of a departure from the Finger Lakes “norm.” While many FLX Cabernet Francs are spicy and savory, this wine is far more ripe and polished. This is evident even in the color, a richer ruby than is typically seen. The nose offers scents of red apples, dried leaves, roses and sweet soil. The palate is lifted and fresh but with a good density of fruit for such a middleweight wine. The tannins are present but chalky and fine. Overall, a wine of great finesse and breeding.