2004 Wolffer Estate Cabernet Franc
Wine Information -
Region: South Fork, Long Island
Appellation: The Hamptons
Grapes: 78% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot
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!