Wagner Cabernet Franc 2015: $17 Good+ to Very Good

The Wagner Vineyards Cabernet Franc (Finger Lakes, NY) 2015 $17 [Good+ to Very Good] is a medium intense wine with appealing complexity and a strong saline streak.  It is best with food.

Medium ruby in color, the Wagner has a subtle perfumed nose of black and red fruit accented by vanilla, brown and peppery spice, menthol, and molasses.  Medium bodied, soft, with light tannin, balance is good.  Flavors of black and red fruit, vanilla, clove, pepper and tar have good concentration and are underlined by a strong saline streak.  The finish is of a piece, moderately gritty, with good to very good length.  March 2018


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