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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

Today, Cabernet Franc is one of the most widely planted grape varietals in the world, and thrives well in temperate climates and valley regions in many Old and New World countries. Its importance in wine history cannot be overstated – as one of the key ingredients for the magnificent Bordeaux and Bordeaux-style wines, it has helped shape the world of quality wines and raise the bar for vintners across the globe. The Cabernet Franc varietal lends its wonderful array of unusual, spicy and fruity aromas to blended wines, and yet can also carry itself very well in single variety bottles too. The bright red color of the fermented Cabernet Franc juices make this an elegant varietal, packed full of delightfully intense, rich flavors of currants, and perfumes of violets and tobacco.

Region: New York

New York state has a wine history which stretches back to the mid-17th century, when Dutch settlers first began cultivating grape vines in the Hudson Valley. Since then, the wine industry of New York has grown from strength to strength, mixing the old with the new as wineries continue to experiment with modern techniques alongside their traditional heritage. Indeed, certain wineries in New York state hold a claim to being amongst the oldest and most well established in the New World, with at least one dating back over three hundred and fifty years. New York state is responsible for a relatively small range of grape varietals, due to its cooler, damper climate, but many varietals such as Riesling and Seyval Blanc thrive in such conditions and produce wines a of singular quality.

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.