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2010 Cabernet Franc - Glacier Ridge Vineyards
Glacier Ridge Vineyards is a small, perfectly located and managed vineyard that lies along the eastern shore of Seneca Lake in the glacially formed Finger Lakes region. Cranberry, black cherry, and raspberry fruit combine with aromas of lavender and spice to produce a nose that is rich and ethereal. The palate is firm, but supple, with hints of vanilla and spice. Tastes great paired with pork tenderloin medallions sautéed with a garlic cherry glaze.
Vinification of this Cabernet Franc is straightforward and traditional using ripe, gently crushed fruit, 10% whole cluster inclusion, warm fermentations punched down frequently by hand, aging in a mix of new and older American oak (Canton Cooperage) barrels, and minimal racking and blending. The goal is to let the fruit express the structure, fruit and tannins that come from the vineyard.
2008 Vintage - Wine & Spirits Magazine - 90 Points
"This graceful franc has a savory note of white pepper and a soy note over lean red cherry fruit. The texture is its best feature - lithe and energetic, with a lot of tension - and suggests it may age nicely, too." (W&S - Patrick J. Comisky, August 2011)
2007 Vintage - Wine Spectator - 89 Points
"Fresh and ripe, with solid dark plum and blackberry fruit backed by well-integrated toast. Hints of bittersweet ganache and aged tobacco fill out the finish. Drink now through 2010." (WS - James Molesworth, 2009)
RS 0.4% ~ TA 6.2 g/l ~ pH 3.65 ~ Alc. 14.5%
73 cases produced
As a recipient of Wine & Spirits Magazine's 2011 Winery of the Year, the message at Red Newt Cellars is simple: eat local, drink regional. With a collaborative team of winemakers and chefs, it is this combined effort between wine and cuisine that brands Red Newt as an innovative leader in the Finger Lakes region. The focus is not only to craft world-class wines and locally sourced cuisine, but also to create a synergy between them.
Red Newt Cellars, Inc.
3675 Tichenor Road, Hector, NY 14841
(607) 546-4100 / fax 4101
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