Cabernet Franc Rosé
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Cabernet Franc Rosé
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$18.99
/ 750ml
SKU: 1107

"Island Sunset" (Off-Dry)

Nicknamed "Island Sunset," this Dry Rosé received a rating of 88 pts from Wine Enthusiast! Notes of cherry blossom and strawberry in every sip! Delish!

This wine is sold at our Lake George & Bolton Landing Tasting Rooms, the Queensbury Winery Headquarters, AND is available for Shipping or Pickup.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Cabernet Franc
Appellation
New York
Acid
4.6 g/L
pH
3.27
Aging
Approx. 5 mos.
Bottling Date
3/20/21
Residual Sugar
1.48
Alcohol %
13.5
Wine Enthusiast
88
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2020 vintage of Cab Franc Rose brings out expressive notes of strawberry on the nose and palette. Light notes of raspberry and vanilla can also be found while swirling your glass. Berry jams and sauces are noticed while delving into a cold crisp glass of this year’s vintage on a nice summer day.
Ratings
88 pts: Wine Enthusiast Magazine; 88 pts: Catherine Fallis, Master Sommelier - Planet Grape Wine Review: "Tart, fresh and lightly bitter and sweet with notes of grapefruit, peach pit, Campari, sugar glazed donut and fruit cake."; 85 pts: World Value Wine Challenge
Awards
SILVER: 2019 Tasters Guild BRONZE: 2019 Big E. Northeast Gold Wine Competition; SILVER: 2017 World Value Wine Challenge (2016 vintage); SILVER: 2016 Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition (2015 vintage); BRONZE: 2016 INDY International Wine Competition (2015 vintage); BRONZE: 2016 NY World Wine & Spirits Competition (2015 vintage); BRONZE: 2016 Hudson Valley Wine & Grape Association Wine Competition (2015 vintage)
Vineyard Notes
The grapes for this Cabernet Franc Rose vintage were harvested in the Finger Lakes of New York.
Winemaker Notes
The Cabernet Franc grapes are pressed immediately, whereas our red wines we let ferment in bins with skins on for 2 weeks. This is what gives the wine the light color of pink and a lower level of tannins than traditional Cabernet Franc dry red wine.
Food Pairing Notes
Our Cabernet Franc Rosé pairs well with a nice herb crusted goat cheese or grilled chicken with mixed vegetables.
Production
Limited Release: Only 211 cases!
Other Notes
Label Image: A dramatic sunset over an island on Lake George. Adirondack enthusiasts treasure summers spent camping on the islands.

Product Reviews

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Amy
(May 27, 2019 at 11:54 AM)
Love this wine!! It is a dry blush yet extremely refreshing. A must have for the summer!

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Margaret Stewart
(Jun 10, 2020 at 8:58 AM)
Love this wine-one of my very favorites! Not too fruity-delicious and refreshing!

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Nancy Wagner
(Jun 17, 2021 at 8:29 PM)
Love this wine- this is the first time I tried it and of the 12 bottles I purchased, this is my favorite.

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Janine Marc-Anthony
(Aug 6, 2021 at 11:12 AM)
This wine has a great flavor and is very refreshing for the summer. I recommend it!