Certainly one of the best wines made in the Hudson River region, this richly composed Cabernet Franc juxtaposes zesty cranberry and pomegranate against a velvety, supple palate full of summery black plums and cherries. Touches of savory olive and green pepper lend complexity and nuance. The finish is long, framed by persistent yet fine-grained tannins. Drinks well now but should hold well till 2020.
Anna Lee C. Iijima joined Wine Enthusiast in 2010. A former attorney turned beverage devotee, she holds a Diploma in Wine and Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is a student in the Masters of Wine Program. She is also an Advanced Sake Professional of the Sake Education Council with an enduring love for saké and shochu.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org