This wine represents classic cool-climate Cabernet Franc. Bright fruit, balanced structure and focused varietal character. Well suited to our site and region.
Colour is ruby to garnet. Bright aromas of red berry fruit, cigar box and savoury spice with an herbaceous undertone. On the palate the wine is soft and supple with a juicy core feel. Flavours of strawberry, pepper and baking spice are backed with nicely structured acidity. Polished tannins lead to a medium+ finish.
Rockway Vineyards' 2013 Small Lot Block 11-140 Cabernet Franc (VQA) has proudly won the following awards:
"A nose of concentrated black cherry, licorice, raspberry, herbs, cedar and a range of savoury spice notes. It's lush and quite rich on the palate with structured tannins and penetrating red fruits, stylish oak spices and generous acidity."
91 Points, Rick Vansickle
Silver Medal, Finger Lakes International Wine Competition