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City Winery

City Winery
2020 Au Naturel, Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Franc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3%
Certified Organic
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$32

City Winery
2020 Au Naturel, Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Franc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3%
Garnet color. Aromas of cherry jam, raspberry, hibiscus tea, and bergamot with a medium body and a medium ground cherries, tart cherry, agrodolce, cactus salad, and black vinegar finish. A cherry steeped Cabernet Franc with nervy acidity.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: cherry jam, raspberry, hibiscus tea, and bergamot
Taste Flavor: ground cherries, tart cherry, agrodolce, cactus salad, and black vinegar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A cherry steeped Cabernet Franc with nervy acidity.

The Producer

City Winery

The Producer
23 Factory St
Montgomery, NY 12549
USA
1 845-424-0222

Their Portfolio

BR City Winery 2020 Pet-Nat UVA Blanca Vineyard, Riesling, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $29.00. - Bronze Medal
BR City Winery 2020 Pet-Nat UVA Blanca Vineyard, Riesling, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $29.00. - Bronze Medal
93 City Winery 2018 Methode Champenoise, North Fork Of Long Island 12.2% (USA) $42.00.
93 City Winery 2018 Methode Champenoise, North Fork Of Long Island 12.2% (USA) $42.00.
89 City Winery 2020 Montgomery Mills Single Vineyard, UVA Blanca, Riesling, Finger Lakes 13.5% (USA) $24.00.
89 City Winery 2020 Montgomery Mills Single Vineyard, Riesling, Finger Lakes 13.5% (USA) $24.00.
BR City Winery 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Lake County 12.2% (USA) $21.00. - Bronze Medal
90 City Winery 2017 Signature Series Cuvee Durant, Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills 13.4% (USA) $55.00.
90 City Winery 2017 Signature Series Cuvee Durant, Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills 13.4% (USA) $55.00.
87 City Winery 2018 Cuvee Durant Reserve, Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills 14.8% (USA) $45.00.
87 City Winery 2020 Au Naturel, Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes 14.3% (USA) $32.00.
87 City Winery 2020 Uva Blanca Vineyard Solo White, Pinot Blanc, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $24.00.
90 City Winery 2020 Vin De Glaciere Uva Blanca Vineyard, Finger Lakes 13.2% (USA) $30.00.
93 City Winery 2020 Cuveé Scopus Reserve Single Vineyard, Chardonnay, Sonoma Mountain 13.5% (USA) $32.00.
89 City Winery 2019 Signature Series Chards of Glass Cuvee Scopus Single Vineyard, Chardonnay, Sonoma Mountain 13.8% (USA) $70.00.
89 City Winery 2019 Signature Series: Cuvee Scopus Single-Vineyard, Chardonnay, Sonoma Mountain 13.8% (USA) $70.00.
89 City Winery 2019 Signature Series: Cuvee Scopus Single-Vineyard, Chardonnay, Sonoma Mountain 13.8% (USA) $70.00.
91 City Winery 2020 Harmony Drops, Chardonnay, California 14.1% (USA) $26.00.
93 City Winery 2021 Spring St, Pinot Noir, Sonoma County 14.7% (USA) $32.00.
89 City Winery 2020 Bacigalupi Vineyard Reserve, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 14.2% (USA) $42.00.
91 City Winery 2020 Griffin’s Lair Vineyard Reserve, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 14.2% (USA) $42.00.
90 City Winery 2021 Au Naturel, Pinot Noir, American 13.8% (USA) $36.00.
93 City Winery 2021 Harmony Drops, Chardonnay, Sonoma Mountain 13.6% (USA) $28.00.
92 City Winery 2020 Uva Blanca Vineyard Reserve , Merlot, Finger Lakes 14.5% (USA) $36.00.
93 City Winery 2020 Au Naturel Uva Blanca Vineyard, Syrah, Seneca Lake 13.4% (USA) $32.00.
85 City Winery 2021 Uva Blanca Vineyard Pet-Nat , Riesling, Finger Lakes 12.2% (USA) $29.00.
94 City Winery 2020 Vin De Glaciere Uva Blanca Vineyard, Riesling, Finger Lakes 13.2% (USA) $28.00.

Cabernet Franc

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Cabernet Franc is a parent of Cabernet Sauvignon, and it is ideally suited to cooler climates, as it buds and ripens earlier than Cabernet Sauvignon. Additionally, it is less susceptible to poor weather during harvest. In the Medoc and Graves region of Bordeaux, where it typically constitutes about 15% of the final blend, it is seen as a measure of insurance against poor cabernet sauvignon or merlot weather. Cabernet franc used to be planted almost as widely as cabernet sauvignon in Bordeaux well into the 60s, but cabernet sauvignon had swung into such favor that 30 years later it had twice the acreage of cabernet franc.

Cabernet Franc tends to be lighter in color and tannins than cabernet sauvignon, with an earlier-maturing character. On Bordeaux's Right Bank, cabernet franc has a stronger foothold, and is best known as the dominant grape in the blend for the famed château, Cheval Blanc. It is the most widely planted red varietal in the Loire, where it yields lighter wines, like Chinon, with distinct herbal overtones. US cabernet francs are still largely in the experimental stage; there is a huge spectrum of interpretations, from heavy Napa wines to lighter styles from the East Coast.

Cabernet Franc is noted for its deep ruby red color and peppery, spicy character. It has moderate tannins and good acidity. Generally a Cabernet Franc should be consumed with some age - at least five years - while the finest versions drink well for more than twenty years.

Pair Cabernet Franc with hearty foods such as wild game, game birds and roasts.