Dr. Konstantin Frank Cabernet Franc 2013: $20 Good+

The Dr. Konstantin Frank Cabernet Franc (Finger Lakes, NY) 2013 $20 [Good+] is a solid wine with fresh red fruit flavors.  The aromas are a bit funky, with hints of acetic acid and nail polish.  This bottle benefits from decanting or leisurely drinking.

Medium ruby in color, there are piercing aromas of red and black fruit, green olive, milk chocolate, licorice and hints of acetic acid and nail polish remover.  Medium bodied, soft and satiny, with some pointed gritty tannin, the balance of this wine improves as it airs.  Solid flavors of plummy red and black fruit are accented by green olive, milk chocolate and spice.  The finish is a bit awkward with good length.  A light bitter note lingers.  November 2015.


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