Category Archives: Cabernet Franc

Memories That Will Last Forever From A Bottle of Wine — Remembering Grandpa One Year Later

One year ago today, on Sunday, May 1, 2011, my grandpa, “Charlie” Lorey left us.  After a 10 month battle with congestive heart failure and a wonderful Easter Sunday dinner, my grandpa’s heart could not bear the struggle no more. … Continue reading

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Roanoke Vineyards 2008 Gabby’s Cabernet Franc

There are a handful of single vineyard offerings here on Long Island.  Sometimes I wish there would be a few more.  It would give people an opportunity to understand terrior and how the slightest slope of the land, how thinning of the … Continue reading

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Martha Clara Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Franc

2008 was a tough and challenging vintage.  2009 was the same but it was longer, therefore most vineyards were able to hang their fruit and let it ripen longer in hopes that they could extract the most out of their … Continue reading

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Bedell Cellars 2009 Cabernet Franc

Most of the 2007 red wines are gone from the tasting rooms, but some have still some they are holding on to.  Some wineries are rolling out the 2008 reds at this point and some are even rolling out 2009’s. … Continue reading

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Waters Crest Winery 2007 Campania Rosso

This red blend from Jim Waters, proprietor and winemaker at Waters Crest Winery in Cutchogue is delicious blend of 78% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc, and 16% Cabernet Sauvignon. Waters Crest Winery 2007 Campania Rosso ($50) is a limited production wine; only … Continue reading

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Shinn Estate Vineyards 2008 Cabernet Franc

Shinn Estate Vineyards 2007 Cabernet Franc was one of the best Cabernet Franc’s I have ever had.  A “benchmark” wine is a description that was tossed around in various wine circles.  When the 2007 Cabernet Franc sold out, I thought … Continue reading

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Tasting the Future: Shinn Estate Vineyards Shinn-Dig

A few weeks ago — OK about a month ago, Shinn Estate Vineyards in Mattituck held their 7th Annual “Shinn-Dig”  This is an opportunity for the Shinn Estate Vineyards extended family — those that support them and buy their wine’s throughout the … Continue reading

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Peconic Bay Winery 2007 Cabernet Franc

A while back I wrote a post about my visit to Peconic Bay Winery.  I had told you then that I wanted to do a post about one of my favorite wines that I tasted that day, Peconic Bay’s 2007 … Continue reading

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A Long Overdue Visit to Peconic Bay Winery

It has happened to us all before.  We go out to eat at a restaurant and the experience was not up to par.  You come home underwhelmed and say to yourself, “not going back there”.  Could have it have been … Continue reading

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Roanoke Vineyards 2007 Gabby’s Cabernet Franc — A Study of Two Franc’s Part 2

In part one of my study of Roanoke Vineyards 2006 Gabby’s Cabernet Franc, I told you a little bit about how I got my hands on the sold out varietal.  As some of you who read the post, you may … Continue reading

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Roanoke Vineyards 2006 Gabby’s Cabernet Franc: A Study of Two Franc’s Part 1

I get excited about wine.  I get very excited about Cabernet Franc.  I got extremely excited last Christmas when I was able to get my hands on a bottle of Roanoke Vineyards 2006 Gabby’s Cabernet Franc — it was part … Continue reading

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Jamesport Vineyards 2000 Cabernet Franc

It’s not everyday you have the chance taste 10-year-old wine.  It’s not everyday you have the chance to taste 10-year-old wine with winemakers, vineyard owners, fishermen, tasting room people, restaurant folk and wine enthusiasts.  It’s not every day you get to listen … Continue reading

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Pugliese Vineyards 2007 Cabernet Franc Short Sip

Pugliese Vineyards in Cutchogue, is one of Long Island’s oldest vineyards.  It is family owned and operated.  It was established in 1980.  Known by many for making some wonderful Sparkling Wine and their hand painted bottles.  I have to admit I have … Continue reading

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Roanoke Vineyards 2006 Blend One

One of Roanoke Vineyards many blends is perfectly called Blend One.  This could almost be Cabernet Sauvignon, but it has 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, It would have needed at least 85% to be bottled and labeled as  Cabernet Sauvignon.  What is that … Continue reading

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Palmer Vineyards 2007 Cabernet Franc Proprietors Reserve

For years, as a young wine enthusiast, I always associated the start of Long Island Wine Country with Palmer Vineyards.  Now you may consider Baiting Hollow Vineyards as the starting point. I remember visiting Palmer Vineyards almost every time I … Continue reading

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Shinn Estate Vineyards 2007 Cabernet Franc

Benchmark = a standard by which something can be measured or judged. Anomaly = deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule. I’ll let you decide what to consider this 2007 Cabernet Franc from Shinn Estate Vineyards ($39).  … Continue reading

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