Vineyard View Cabernet Franc 2015: $22 Very Good

The Vineyard View Winery Cabernet Franc (Finger Lakes, NY) 2015 $22 [Very Good] is the best wine I have tasted from this establishment.  Full flavored, soft and easy-drinking, with a rather rustic cedar-y personality, this bottle would be perfect for a wine and cheese event.  Drink it with semi-hard cheeses like Cheddar, or with dinner.

Medium ruby garnet in color, the aromas show lots of sweet near-jammy red fruit, with prominent accents of vanilla, cedar, and peppery spice.  Medium to full bodied, round and mouth filling, with very light tannins, balance is good.  Full flavors of near-jammy red and black fruit are accompanied by vanilla, cedar, graphite, a bit of peppery spice, and a prominent saline streak.  The finish turns spicier and slightly gritty, with very good length.  October 2017


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