240 Days Cabernet Franc 2015: $30 Good+

The 240 Days Cabernet Franc (Finger Lakes, NY) 2015 $30 [Good+] is a polished wine with some attractive fruit, but not a great deal of character.  After being open a couple of days, it is reminiscent of a minor Bordeaux.  This wine should age well.

Medium ruby in color, the medium intense aromas show raspberry and black currant fruit, with accents of tobacco, sandalwood, peppery spice and dusty mineral.  Medium bodied, with medium intense tough tannin, balance is good.  Flavors of raspberry, plum, black currant, peppery and brown spice, and dusty stones are not as attractive as the nose, and often seem rather hollow.  The finish is tannic and tough with good length.  October 2017


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