Barry Family Cellars 2016 Rosé of Cabernet Franc

89 points

The great thing about Cabernet Franc rosés like this one is how they can straddle the fruity with the savory. Aromas of red cherries, watermelon, and wild strawberries are accented nicely by an earthy note reminiscent of dried autumn leaves.

Medium-light in body, red berries again lead the way, but layers of cola and savory summer herbs bring a nice bit of complexity, while brisk, nervy acidity makes it quite lively. There is faint but distinct minerality on the end of a medium-long finish to boot.

Producer: Barry Family Cellars
Grapes: 100% Cabernet Franc
 Finger Lakes
Production: 152 cases
ABV: 12%
Price: $18

* Review sample provided by the winery

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Lenn Thompson, a proud Pittsburgh, PA native, moved to Long Island more than a decade ago and quickly fell in love with the region’s dynamic and emerging wine community. A digital and content marketing and community professional by day, he founded in early 2004 to share his passion for the wines, beers and spirits of New York State. Since then, the site has become the premier source for independent New York wine commentary, reviews and news. Formerly the editor of the Long Island Wine Gazette, a contributor to Edible Brooklyn, wine columnist for and regional editor for Appellation America covering the Long Island and Hudson River Valley regions, Lenn contributes to Edible East End, Palate Press, Patch and is the wine columnist for Dan’s Papers in the Hamptons. Lenn is also on the board of directors for Drink Local Wine, and is the creator and founder of TasteCamp, a yearly regional wine immersion event for writers and bloggers. An admitted riesling and cabernet franc fanatic, he’s intensely passionate about eating drinking local and the many local wine regions of America. Lenn lives in Miller Place, NY with his wife Nena, son Jackson, daughter Anna and their dog, Casey Lemieux Thompson.

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