Red Newt Cellars contributed a case of their Sawmill Creek Cabernet Franc 2007. Mmmmm, Cab Franc. Retail value $470.00.
“An up and coming variety for the Finger Lakes. Cranberry and raspberry with overtones of smoke and spice make an elegant red that shows well young and ages beautifully. Cabernet Franc is one of the most promising red varieties ever introduced in the Finger Lakes. Structure is typically complex, complete but delicate. Color is moderate to dark and tannins soft. In many ways, my production of Finger Lakes Cabernet Franc parallels a typical Burgundian vinification model. Gentle crushing with some whole cluster and stem inclusion, pre-fermentation cold soaking and intensive early fermentation cap management by punching down manually are important production practices. Wine is aged in 60 gallon oak cooperage that is selected to be moderately neutral in order to allow the development of wine complexities without overbearing oak extraction. Rackings are kept to a minimum, with wine somewhat reductive throughout aging. Small amounts of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are utilized to fine-tune the finished blend.” Red Newt Cellars.
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