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2014 As If US Red Blend "Persistence"

Winery: As If

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Persistence"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 60% Cabernet Franc, 25% Petit Verdot & 15% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Long Island

State or country: NY

Price: $40

Cases produced: 205

KWG Score: 91 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: May 27, 2017

Wine Review: This dark red colored blend from the North Fork of Long Island is impressive and one of the better red wines that I have covered from the Island recently. It opens with a nice blueberry and plum bouquet. On the palate, this wines is medium bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty black cherry with notes of blueberry and nicely integrated minerality. I also detected hints of gentle oak as well. The finish is dry and its flavors and moderate tannins are nicely prolonged. I would pair this very nice wine with a juicy Kobe bacon burger. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: This daring blend of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Sauvignon pays off with elderberry, cassis, pomegranate, mocha, toast, black pepper, and cedar.

Organic status: not organic

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