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2012 Dr Konstantin Frank Cabernet Franc "Finger Lakes"

Winery: Dr Konstantin Frank

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Finger Lakes"

Wine Category: Cabernet Franc

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Franc

Region: Finger Lakes

State or country: NY

Price: $20

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 89 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: September 3, 2015

Wine Review: This ruby colored Cabernet Franc from the Finger Lakes is very good and friendly. It opens with a fragrant and attractive blueberry and black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and very smooth. The flavor profile is a mild mineral infused plum with hints of blueberry and oak in the background. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are quite sticky. I would pair this good value Cab Franc with beef bourguignon. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2012 Cabernet Franc presents a nose of roasted red pepper and prune that lengthens with oaky and spicy tones. On the palate, this wine displays great elegance with soft tannins and a smooth long finish. Coming from an exceptionally hot summer this wine will benefit from decantering to reveal the depth of its character - serve with brisket and red sauce pasta dishes. Drink now or cellar until 2017.

Organic status: not organic

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