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2011 Red Newt Cellars Cabernet Franc "Glacier Ridge Vineyards"

Winery: Red Newt Cellars

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Glacier Ridge Vineyards"

Wine Category: Cabernet Franc

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Franc

Region: Finger Lakes

State or country: NY

Price: $39

Cases produced: 100

KWG Score: 88 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: June 27, 2013

Wine Review: This light ruby colored Cab Franc from Red Newt opens with a mild plum and cranberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic, fruity and juicy. The flavor profile is a mineral infused plum with hints of black cherry, black pepper and mild oak. The finish is dry and its flavors linger nicely. It would pair well with fig chicken. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Glacier Ridge Vineyards is a small, perfectly located and managed vineyard that lies along the eastern shore of Seneca Lake in the glacially formed Finger Lakes region. Cranberry, black cherry, and raspberry fruit combine with aromas of lavender and spice to produce a nose that is rich and ethereal. The palate is firm, but supple, with hints of vanilla and spice. Tastes great paired with pork tenderloin medallions sautéed with a garlic cherry glaze.

Organic status: not organic

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