Cabernet Franc Rosé (2016) Library Wine
Cabernet Franc Rosé (2016) Library Wine
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Cabernet Franc Rosé 2016 – Limited Edition Library Wine

This wine is sold at our Queensbury Production Facility, and online, as well as for pickups at our Lake George & Bolton Landing Tasting Rooms.

What is a Library Wine?

In 2014, we began setting aside four cases of our best dry varietal wines, each of that particular vintage year. Stored in the proper conditions  (in a cool, dark place, arranged on their side), just for you, we have been saving four cases of each ever since! 

How did we decide which wines to put in the Library?
There's a different and special reason for choosing a library wine – whether we had only created a limited supply or the wine sold out too quickly, it was immensely popular or it won a particularly notable award in its vintage year. Each wine is chosen for a unique reason.

Distinctions: 

This wine sold out in record time - just a few weeks!

Release Information:

VERY limited release. Only 4 cases available!

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Cabernet Franc
Appellation
New York
Harvest Date
10/15/19
Sugar
20.21
Acid
5.7 g/L
pH
3.21
Aging
Approx. 5 mos.
Bottling Date
3/5/20
Residual Sugar
1.23
Alcohol %
11.5
Wine Enthusiast
88
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This medium bodied, dry rosé wine offers aromas of blooming cherry blossom followed by distinct wild strawberry tones and a touch of green bell pepper, following through with a refreshingly tart, lingering finish.
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: 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 multitude of dishes, ranging from shellfish and seafood, light salads, tapas and charcuterie, to rich dishes prepared with the strong flavors of cheese, garlic, basil, rosemary and olives.
Other Notes
Label Image: A dramatic sunset over an island on Lake George. Adirondack enthusiasts treasure summers spent camping on the islands.
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