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Dr. Konstantin Frank Cabernet Franc 2013 750ml
SKU 781757

Dr. Konstantin Frank Cabernet Franc 2013

Dr. Konstantin Frank - New York - United States - Finger Lakes - Keuka Lake

Professional Wine Reviews for Dr. Konstantin Frank Cabernet Franc 2013

Rated 91 by Robert Parker
The 2013 Cabernet Franc was aged for 18 months in a mixture of European and American oak. Spicy, juicy and lifted, this fresh and exuberant Cab Franc isn't particularly deep or sweet--the Finger Lakes doesn't tend to make big, fat monsters--but it is classic and delicious, the finish laced with green olives. Tight on the end, this is a powerful red that is unevolved and built to age. It still is not showing all it has. While it will always be on the leaner side, its silky texture, fine structure and classic finish make it an age-worthy winner. Give it a few years more in the cellar if you can.

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Varietal: Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc varietal grapes are a key ingredient in many of the finest wines in the world. For centuries they have been used in their native France for balancing out and adding their unique flavor and aroma to the finest wines of the Bordeaux region, and in more recent decades, they have been used all over the New World in attempts to emulate this most illustrious of wine styles. Alone, Cabernet Franc is an exciting, rich and elegant wine grape, producing wines packed full of interesting and highly aromatic characteristics. Violets, tobacco, bell pepper, blackcurrant and several other notes are regularly found within wines made from this grape, and the rich, pale garnet red color they offer makes them a favorite for both vintners and wine drinkers around the world.

Region: New York

New York state has a relatively long history of wine-making and vineyard cultivation, with vineyards in the region dating back to the Dutch settlements of the 17th century. As such, the region has slowly discovered the unique qualities of their terroir, and has developed a distinctive set of grape varietals which have gone on to represent the state and make their wines both unique and highly regarded. New York state has four key wine producing areas – Lake Erie AVA, Finger Lakes AVA, Hudson River and Long Island, each making the most of their relatively cool climate and characterful terroirs. The strong blend of both traditional and contemporary wine making methods found in this region has led to New York state being responsible for many of the finest and most interesting wines to come out of the United States.

Country: United States

Whilst there are several strains of native grape varietals in the United States, it was the introduction of the European species which prompted the country to begin producing wines on a large scale. Over the past few centuries, experimentation and cross-breeding has produced great successes in regards to the quality and suitability of the fruit grown in states such as California, Oregon, Washington and New York, and the past few decades have seen New World wines from the United States reach much higher standards. Arguably the finest United States wines have always come out of California, where the climate and terrroir is most suitable for fine wine production. The masterful blending of classic grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, amongst others including Syrah and Chardonnay, have had world beating results in recent years, prompting many to suggest that there has never been a better time for buying and drinking United States wines.