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Clovis Point

Clovis Point
2019 Cabernet Franc, North Fork Of Long Island

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Franc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$45

Clovis Point
2019 Cabernet Franc, North Fork Of Long Island

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Franc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Garnet black color. Roasted aromas and flavors of chocolate covered espresso beans, char-grilled berries, and hint of tomato vine with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, refreshing, medium-length finish with accents of cedar bark, cherry, blackberry, and bell pepper with crunchy, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A toasty, oaky Cabernet Franc with attractive dark berry fruit and mocha notes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, New World, Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: chocolate covered espresso beans, char-grilled berries, and hint of tomato vine
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of cedar bark, cherry, blackberry, and bell pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Short Ribs, Lamb Kebobs, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A toasty, oaky Cabernet Franc with attractive dark berry fruit and mocha notes.

The Producer

Clovis Point

The Producer
1935 Main Rd
Jamesport, NY 11947
USA
1 631-722-4222

Their Portfolio

88 Clovis Point 2016 Artifact Dessert Wine, North Fork Of Long Island 18% (USA) $45.00.
91 Clovis Point 2016 Sparkling Brut, Cabernet Franc, North Fork Of Long Island 12% (USA) $47.00.
93 Clovis Point 2019 Black Label, Chardonnay, North Fork Of Long Island 13.2% (USA) $28.00.
88 Clovis Point 2019 Malbec, North Fork Of Long Island 13% (USA) $43.00.
92 Clovis Point 2019 Petit Verdot, North Fork Of Long Island 13.9% (USA) $45.00.
87 Clovis Point 2019 Archeology Red Blend, North Fork Of Long Island 13.8% (USA) $65.00.
88 Clovis Point 2019 Vintner’s Select, Merlot, North Fork Of Long Island 13.8% (USA) $49.00.
88 Clovis Point 2019 Cabernet Franc, North Fork Of Long Island 13.5% (USA) $45.00.
93 Clovis Point 2019 Petit Verdot, North Fork Of Long Island 13.9% (USA) $75.00.
89 Clovis Point 2019 Archeology Red Blend, North Fork Of Long Island 13.8% (USA) $65.00.
90 Clovis Point 2019 Cabernet Franc, North Fork Of Long Island 13.5% (USA) $45.00.
92 Clovis Point 2019 Vintners Select, North Fork Of Long Island 13.8% (USA) $49.00.
91 Clovis Point 2020 Malbec, North Fork Of Long Island 13% (USA) $45.00.
88 Clovis Point 2022 Rosé, North Fork Of Long Island 12% (USA) $22.00.
92 Clovis Point 2022 Sauvignon Blanc, North Fork Of Long Island 12.5% (USA) $29.00.
89 Clovis Point 2022 Black Label Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, North Fork Of Long Island 12.8% (USA) $38.00.
89 Clovis Point 2022 White, Merlot, North Fork Of Long Island 12.4% (USA) $32.00.

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.