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Rooftop Reds

Rooftop Reds
2020 Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pasta Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Franc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$40

Rooftop Reds
2020 Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pasta Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Franc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
Dark garnet color. Roasted aromas and flavors of smoked nuts and wood roasted cherries with a supple, soft, bone-dry medium body and a smooth, breezy finish revealing nuances of roasted and marinated root vegetables, dried citrus and berries, and cedar with barky, firm tannins and heavy oak flavor. A very dry, oak forward Cabernet Franc for a rich meal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World, Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: smoked nuts and wood roasted cherries
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of roasted and marinated root vegetables, dried citrus and berries, and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Bone-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Gnocchi Bolognese, Grilled Steak With Red Wine Demi-Glace, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very dry, oak forward Cabernet Franc for a rich meal.

The Producer

Point of the Bluff Vineyards LLC

The Producer
8524 Broadview Heights
Keuka Park, NY 14478
USA
1 585-259-7186

Their Portfolio

87 Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2020 Reserve Rosé, Blaufrankisch, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $29.00.
87 Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2021 Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $16.00.
88 Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2021 Reserve Dry Rosé, Blaufrankisch, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $25.00.
86 Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2020 Reserve, Pinot Noir, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $30.00.
90 Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2018 Estate Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $19.00.
86 Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2018 Reserve, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $15.00.
88 Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2020 Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $12.00.
87 Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2022 Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $17.00.
89 Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2019 Reserve, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $21.00.
90 Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2019 Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $18.00.
BR Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2020 Resereve, Pinot Noir, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $35.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2021 Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $17.00. - Bronze Medal
88 Rooftoop Reds 2019 Blaufrankisch, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $30.00.
86 Rooftop Reds 2021 Dry Rosé, Finger Lakes 11.6% (USA) $21.00.
88 Rooftop Reds 2019 Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes 11.6% (USA) $21.00.
92 Rooftop Reds NV Sweater Weather Red Blend, Finger Lakes 11.6% (USA) $25.00.
86 Rooftop Reds 2018 Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 11.6% (USA) $19.00.
86 Rooftop Reds 2020 Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $40.00.
87 Rooftop Reds NV Blau Nouveau, Blaufrankisch, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $30.00.
90 Rooftop Reds 2021 Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $22.00.

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.