Pellegrini Vineyards 2004 Cabernet Franc Short Sip

Pellegrini Vineyards 2004 Cabernet FrancI found this bottle at a wine shop on my way home from work one day and was eager to try it considering I had recently tried a few other Cabernet Franc’s from other vineyards from the 2004 vintage.

Pellegrini Vineyards 2004 Cabernet Franc did not disappoint.  And this was probably my favorite of the small Cabernet Franc tastings I did from the 2004 vintage.

On the nose I was getting lots of berries, some blackberries, strawberry, blueberries and raspberries.  I was also getting a little black cherry and a touch of currant.  There was a nice earthy tone, some tobacco and a pleasant cedar aroma in the bouquet.

The initial taste was hot.  It needed a little time to get some air into the glass.  So a few swirl’s later.  I tasted some wonderful plum and black berries.  It had a wonderful exotic spice element to it, some coriander and white pepper.

The finish was smooth, with some dried herb and white pepper tastes.  There was also a very nice floral, maybe a touch of violet at the end.

This wine I would highly recommends you go and pick up.  If you see it in your local shop, grab a bottle or two.  It retailed for $19.95, and at that price, this is a great value.  It has alot of berries going on here, not too much green, but just loaded with ripe berries.

I drank this by itself and it was wonderful.  But I could totally see this with duck breast.  Because of the large amount of berries, I would try a reduction sauce for a nice grilled rib eye.  Is your stomach growling, because mine is?

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About Michael Gorton, Jr.

I am a Licensed Funeral Director who is having a love affair with Long Island Wine and the people that make Long Island wine so special. I am married to my wife Melissa and live in Rocky Point. Our first son Gabriel Noel was born on July 27, 2010. We have three cats and one dog.
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