2013 Damiani Wine Cellars Cabernet Franc "Barrel Select"
Winery: Damiani Wine Cellars
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Barrel Select"
Wine Category: Cabernet Franc
Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Franc
Region: Finger Lakes
State or country: NY
Cases produced: 120
KWG Score: 90 (based on 3 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)
Review date: April 1, 2017
Wine Review: This dark red colored Cabernet Franc from the Finger Lakes opens with a fragrant red raspberry and cedar bouquet. On the palate, this wine is a tasty mineral infused black plum with notes of oak and black pepper. I also detected a hint of black cherry in the background. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins stick around for quite some time. I would pair this Cab Franc with a cast-iron skillet fried skirt steak with shallot butter. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: Bountiful aromatics of rich, cooked pie-filling fruits - blackberry, blueberry, raspberry - that linger along with toasty oak notes, allspice, and juicy plums. The palate is filled with dusty, persistent tannins that are very well integrated with the density and fruit profile. Soft in texture on the entrance, this Cabernet Franc shows wild raspberry and brambly notes that evoke a rustic charm. Spicy notes of cinnamon and nutmeg follow through to a savory, smoked blueberry finish. Pair with braised pork with cherry gravy or duck ragu with root vegetables.
Organic status: not organic
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