Eminence Road Cabernet Franc 2016: $20 Very Good to Very Good+

The Eminence Road Farm Winery Cabernet Franc (Seneca Lake, Finger Lakes, NY) $20 [Very Good to Very Good+] is a fine wine, with interesting aromas, solid flavors, very good balance, and top notch food friendliness.  As the back label says, this wine is “Bottled Alive.”  It is not some manufactured product.  It has a particular affinity for dishes featuring squash or pumpkin, onions, garlic and herbs.

Medium dark ruby in color, the fresh and complex aromas show scents of raspberry, cherry, black licorice, pepper, and a touch of farm yard.  Medium bodied, with good acidity and medium intense tannin, balance is very good.  Flavors of raspberry and cherry have nice freshness and intensity, and are complemented by licorice, mint, pepper, and a touch of farm yard.  The finish is moderately gritty and grippy, balanced, with very good length.  February 2018


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