Eminence Road “Seneca Lake” Cabernet Franc 2014: $20 Very Good

The Eminence Road Farm Winery “Seneca Lake” Cabernet Franc (Finger Lakes, NY) 2014 $20 [Very Good] is a fruit-forward wine with good concentration and freshness.  Less savory than many other Finger Lakes Cabernet Francs, with darker fruit flavor, it is a wine that is quite refreshing and gulp-able. It can be sipped or served with food.

Dark violet-tinged ruby in color, juicy aromas of ripe plum and black berries are accented by pepper, tobacco, lead pencil and a green herbal note.  Medium bodied, with good spritz-y/tangy acidity, the ER is open-knit and fairly unstructured with light gritty tannin.  Juicy open-knit flavors of plum and black berries are inflected with a green herbal note, pepper, lead pencil and tobacco.  The finish is lightly tannic, with enlivening acidity and good length.  April 2016


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