Fox Run Cabernet Franc 2016: $22 Very Good to Very Good+

The Fox Run Vineyards Cabernet Franc (Finger Lakes, NY) 2016 $22 [Very Good to Very Good+] is a nicely constructed wine, with a silky texture, pure and well concentrated flavors, and very good balance.  It should be a crowd pleaser, and will work well as a sipper or with many kinds of food.

Bright medium dark ruby, the Fox Run has a violet tinge.  The aromas are compact and a bit understated, with scents of raspberry, cherry and cassis accented by light notes of tobacco, bell pepper, and metal.  Medium bodied, with average acidity and fine grippy tannin, this wine has a well structured mouth feel.  Balance is very good.  Focused flavors of raspberry and cherry also show notes of bell pepper, pepper, tobacco, and a slight metallic tang, with nice purity and intensity.  The finish is mildly peppery, well structured, with very good length.  March 2018


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