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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

In its native France, the Cabernet Franc varietal grape is used in the production of a wide range of wines, from the bright and pale red colored single variety bottles, to the magnificent oak aged and world-beating wines of the Bordeaux region. The past century has seen many other countries catch on to the importance of this fine grape varietal, and today, it is one of the most widely grown grapes in the world. It thrives in cool, temperate valley regions, where it can ripen fully and produce plump fruits carrying all their distinctive flavors and aromas. The production of Bordeaux-style wines around the world simply wouldn't be able to reach such heights without Cabernet Franc, which lends its fascinating and complex aromas to the mix and makes them the memorable wines they are.

Region: New York

For over four hundred years, New York state has been consistently producing many of the United States finest wines, making the most of the oceanic climate and cool winds which blow over the many vineyards which surround the city. Indeed, certain wineries within the state boast an impressive heritage, with more than one dating back to the 18th century. The state itself has four key wine regions - Lake Erie AVA, Finger Lakes AVA, Hudson River and Long Island, and also features hundreds of smallholdings producing wines of a unique character made using more traditional methods. A wide variety of fine grape varietals are grown across the state, from esteemed old world grapes such as Riesling and Pinot Noir, to an expansive array of New World hybrid grapes which make the wines of this region so unique.

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.