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91 • Dr. Konstantin Frank 2010 Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes $19.99. Sustainable Agriculture
Dark ruby color. Aromas of berries, nut brittle, sandalwood and spice with supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and long, tangy boysenberry and pepper finish with chewy tannin finish. A fine table wine with great varietal character. (tasted on Jan-12-2013)
90 • Barboursville 2010 Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Virginia $24.99. Cellar Selection.
Deep garnet violet color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla nougat and frosted boysenberry pastry aromas with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy blackberry, cedar, and dried leaf accented finish with fine chewy tannins. A nicely oaked, spot-on cabernet franc for the table. (tasted on Jan-11-2013)
89 • Bordeleau NV Cabernet Franc, Maryland $18.
Deep ruby color. Aromas of cherry pit, tomato leaf, and toffee with a silky, dryish medium-to-full body and a tangy, grape leaf, nut, and dried berry finish. A nice dry savory table wine. (tasted on Jan-12-2013)
88 • Heron Hill Winery 2010 "Classic Series", Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes $14.99. Best Buy.
Ruby charcoal color. Aromas of dried berry, nougat, and clay with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, cherry pit and peppercorn finish. A nice sipper or table wine. (tasted on Jan-12-2013)
86 • Shenandoah 2010 Cabernet Franc, Shenandoah Valley $18.95.|Find-a-Wine|
Ruby black color. Rustic aromas and flavors of tomatoes on the vine, baker's chocolate and spiced berry with a supple, dryish medium body and a shittake mushroom and twig forest floor finish. A racy, rustic red to pair with boar and grilled game. (tasted on Jan-11-2013)