$39, 4 stars, 91 points, Cabernet franc, finger lakes, New York
Moxie and I visited the Wiemer vineyard this past winter and we sampled this Cab Franc whilst there. I promised to do a more thorough tasting- so here it is. The wine is medium ruby in the glass with thin legs denoting the modest (thank goodness) 13% ABV. The nose has pronounced aromas of blackberry, dark currants, pepper, smoke, tobacco, violets and a touch of vegetal notes. The palate is delicious- medium (+) tannins caress the gums whilst medium acidity balances. The flavors are pronounced. I get dark fruit, cracked pepper, tobacco, smoke, iron and a touch of flint. It is far from the vegetal wine I drank previously- this one is delicious. The body is medium and the finish is long. The mouthfeel is great on this $39 wine. It gets 91 points on this re-taste, a far cry from the 89 I previously gave it. The vegetal, green notes are not obtrusive in this bottle. 4 stars with a drink by 2027 date. I am pairing with grilled Tri-Tip of Beef and salad with blue cheese. Salut….