Tuesday Quick Sip – 2004 Wolffer Estate Cabernet Franc

2004 Wolffer Estate Cabernet Franc

Wine Information –

Region: South Fork, Long Island

Appellation: The Hamptons

Grapes: 78% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot

Price: $35

wolffer-cab-franc-04My Tasting Notes –

Nose: blackberry, wet earth, vanilla bean, shitake mushroom

Taste: black currant and leather overlaid by cranberry and a good dose of black pepper

Mouthfeel: medium to full body, silky across the mid-palate

Finish: velvety and smooth with “tight grained” tannins

I got this as a trade from my Long Island blogging friend Lenn Thompson for some Virginia wines a couple of months ago and finally got around to enjoying it. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Wolffer during the 2009 TasteCamp and was very excited to try the 2004 Cabernet Franc. It was no disappointment, full of dark fruit flavors and a nice splash of mushroomy earthiness, brought together by the lacing of tart cranberry and spicy black pepper. Not inexpensive at $35, but definitely a great wine!

Thanks for the trade Lenn, Cheers!

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One thought on “Tuesday Quick Sip – 2004 Wolffer Estate Cabernet Franc

  1. Warren

    We’ve never had a wine from NY. Is this one easy to find at a wine shop?

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