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2019 Red Newt Cellars Cabernet Franc "Finger Lakes"

Red Newt 2019 Cabernet Franc

Winery: Red Newt Cellars

Vintage: 2019

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Finger Lakes"

Wine Category: Cabernet Franc

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Finger Lakes

State or country: NY

Price: $20

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 89.2 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88.8)

Review date: November 2, 2022

Wine Review: This ruby red colored Cabernet Franc from the Finger Lakes opens with a black raspberry and blackberry bouquet with herbal notes and light oak. The medium body is juicy, dry, and bold with bright acidity and managed tannins. The flavor profile is a slightly tart cranberry, cherry, plum, and black pepper blend with notes of light black tea and strawberry. The dry finish and its managed tannins stick around before fading away nicely. I would recommend pairing this Cab Franc with beef bolognese. – Joe

Winemaker Notes: The 2019 "Classic Label" Cabernet Franc aims for a pure expression of Cabernet Franc in the Finger Lakes by using only stainless steel rather than oak. Bright cherry and violet fruit on the nose underlain by mineral tension in the midpalate, in many ways this wine uses Cru Beaujolais as a touchstone. Refreshing to drink, it stands as a joyous counterpoint to the influence of oak that our single vineyard Cabernet Franc requires.

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