Apollo's Praise Cabernet Franc


Cabernet Franc from the Finger Lakes is exquisitely juicy and refreshing, yet for too long was forced into being big and oak-driven. This stainless steel Cabernet Franc captures what makes it a special grape for our region: the ability to ripen late in harvest without sacrificing acidity or tannin. Fermenting and aging in stainless steel bring the black raspberry fruit to the fore, while keeping the tannins crunchy and fresh. Black raspberry, rosemary, and leather aromas on the nose immediately hint at the wild
side of this Cabernet Franc. The midpalate transitions to red fruit with a pleasant tomato leaf savoriness, but is most notable for the grip and mouth coating nature
of its fruit-derived tannins.