Dry Rosé of Cabernet Franc / Blaufränkisch 2023
Dry Rosé of Cabernet Franc / Blaufränkisch 2023
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"This Cab Franc, Blaufrankisch rosé blend opens with a delicate floral and red fruited perfume, with biscuity undertones. It's dry with but fleshy ripe fruit and a slippery texture. Crunchy acidity lends tangy, summery vibes. "—Christina Pickard, Wine Enthusiast, 90 Points

Wine Specs
Seneca Lake
Vineyard Designation
Sawmill Creek Vineyards, Fulkerson Vineyards, and Atwater Vineyards
Harvest Date
October 12, 2023 (CF, Sawmill Creek), October 13, 2023 (CF, Fulkerson), October 5, 2023 (AV, Blau)
Harvest Brix: 20˚ (CF, SMC), 20˚ (CF, Fulk), 19.2˚ (Blau, AV)
6.9 g/L
Two months in stainless steel tanks
Stainless steel tanks
Bottling Date
January 30, 2024
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Herbal aromatics give way to cherry cola, strawberries, watermelon, and a crushed gravel minerality on the palate. Featuring 85% Cabernet Franc from our neighbors around Seneca Lake and 15% Blaüfrankisch from our home farm, the wine is vibrant in color and flavor. Lively acidity provides balance to the fruit, making it a perfect complement for food, like a goat cheese crostini topped with a berry compote.
Vineyard Notes
The 2023 vintage started off with a hard freeze in May, resulting in widespread shoot damage across the Finger Lakes. Fortunately, most of the region was able to bounce back later in the summer. Disease pressure was alleviated by a dry September, making for a smooth first half of harvest. October had some rain during the first few weeks but finished with cool and sunny days. From a wine chemistry perspective, the 2023 vintage is more typical of a "classic" Finger Lakes vintage-- with both red and white wines showing well. The tannin and color in the red wines are somewhere in the middle of the road-- not as intense as 2022, but much more substantial than 2021. The white wines have slightly elevated acidity and will age quite well.
Production Notes
BLEND: 85% Cabernet Franc; 15% Blaufränkisch
CASES: 340

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