Dark red brick in color. The aroma is filled with fine sandalwood, prunes, ripe blueberries and hints of liquorice. The mouth-feel is elegant but firm and there is a nice round fruit component that is wonderfully balanced by great minerality, fine toasted oak and layers of ripe tannins. There is a vibrant long finish with a hint of bell pepper typically for Cabernet Franc. This is a great food wine and will improve nicely with age. Serve slightly below room temperature. Pair with flank steak, sausages or cured meats, pizza or rich pasta dishes, or go with the classic match with Manchego. It also is an unexpectedly good match for flavorful fish like bluefish or salmon. A very versatile red.
APPELLATION: The Hamptons, Long Island
COUNTRY: United States
REGION: New York