Barry Family Cellars Blaufränkisch 2016: $23 Good+

The Barry Family Cellars Blaufränkisch (Finger Lakes, NY) 2016 $23 [Good+] is a soft and easy drinking wine, with warm mellow woodsy flavors.  An excess of tobacco and woody notes in the finish is a drawback.  Drink this wine with snacks or dinner.

Light to medium ruby in color, the aromas are warm and light to medium intense, with scents of tobacco and vanilla in the forefront, backed up by black cherry, black berries, and a hint of medicine cabinet.  Medium bodied, quite soft, with light tannin, balance is good.  Flavors of tobacco, molasses, black cherry, black berries, and a hint of band aids or medicine cabinet have good intensity.  The finish turns too far toward tobacco, molasses and woodsy notes at the expense of fruit.  Length is average.  April 2018


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