Hosmer Cabernet Franc 2016: $19 Good+

The Hosmer Estate Winery Cabernet Franc (Finger Lakes, NY) 2016 $19 [Good+] is a soft and round wine, with jammy raspberry fruit and light bitter notes.  Give this wine a little chill before drinking, in order to give the fruit more snap and definition.

Light ruby in color, scents of raspberry jam, milk chocolate, peppery spice and lavender are a bit diffuse.  Medium to full bodied, soft, with low acidity and light gritty tannin, balance is good.  Flavors of ripe near-jammy raspberry, nut oils, peppery spice and lavender have good concentration but sometimes seem to lack sufficient definition.  The finish is soft, gritty, and lightly bitter, with good length.  December 2017


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