Extremely aromatic, the nose is a mélange of raspberry, cherry, earth, herbs and Moroccan spice market aromas.
Gentle tannins provide just the right structure for a wine that deftly balances fruit flavor with nice earthiness and spice. Raspberries, sage, grilled mushrooms and savory spice mingle on the palate showing both intensity and nuance.
This is the sort of wine, despite the price, that proves cabernet franc just might be Long Island's best red variety. Simply delicious, and with only 175 cases made, there isn't much of it.
Drink now and for up to five years.
Grape(s): 100% cabernet franc
Producer: Shinn Estate Vineyards
AVA: North Fork of Long Island
Rating: (3.5 out of 5 | Very good-to-Delicious)