Supposedly 2009 wasn’t an easy harvest in the Finger Lakes, but you’d never guess it based on this wine. Lovely rich aromas of toasted fruit, burnt sugar and earth. Nice fully developed fruit, plummy on the palate, and some good acidity for balance. Moderate finish, light at the very end. Highly recommended. BSE

WHO: Ravines Wine Cellars
WHAT: Cabernet Franc
WHERE: Finger Lakes, New York
WHEN: 2009
HOW MUCH: around $17 (media sample)

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