Dr. Konstantin Frank Cabernet Franc
Dr Konstantin Frank Cabernet Franc, from FingerLakes, New York
Cabernet Franc with its deep Ruby color shows how a full -bodied wine can be made from this variety grown on clay soils and in good vintages. It presents the combination of fruity and earthy aromas found in great wines made from this variety with cherry, plum, blackberry fruit along with the spicy, tobacco and earthy tones. On the palate this wine displays great ripeness with soft tannins, layers of fruit and a long, pleasant finish. While this wine is already tempting, it will certainly improve with extended cellar aging. Winery
As the most historic wine-producing region in New York State , wine making in the Finger Lakes area dates back to the 1820s and today as a region, accounts for 90% of the state’s total wine production.Its narrow and deep lakes created by the movement of Ice Age glaciers create an environment similar to the classic Riesling-loving regions of Europe, namely Germany and Austria. The Finger Lakes retain summer heat that incidentally warms up cold winter air, making it fall down from the lakes’ steep slopes. When spring comes, the lakes, already cooled by cold winter weather, stave off vine budding until the danger of frost has subsided.
Dr. Konstantin Frank ignited the “Vinifera Revolution” a movement that forever changed the course of wine growing in the Finger Lakes and the United States. Dr. Frank’s vision, knowledge and determination are credited with elevating the New York wine industry from a state of happy mediocrity to a level that today commands world attention.
Dr. Frank’s Wine Cellars is proud of its international wine making team with each member bringing in their particular expertise. The talented group includes winemakers from California, Australia, France and Germany. The focus on world class wines continues with each generation of the family, each member living up to the Frank Family tradition of excellence.