Owera Cabernet Franc 2014: $20 Good to Good+

The Owera Cabernet Franc (Finger Lakes, NY) 2014 $20 [Good to Good+] is a spicy, peppery, easy-drinking wine with a decent amount of flavor.  Drink it now.

Light to medium ruby in color, the aromas are sweet, spicy, chocolate-y, and peppery, with a decent amount of black and red fruit and a ferrous mineral note.  The aromas sometimes suggest nutty chocolate candy.  Medium bodied, with tingly acidity and little tannin, the Owera is open-knit and quaffable.  Flavors of black and red berries, toast, spice, pepper, and some bitterness are not exactly harmonious but do have a tangy “drink me now” quality.  The finish is slightly awkward, somewhat bitter, with average length.  April 2016


© Douglas Hillstrom 2014