Liten Buffel 2016 "Faucheaux" Cabernet Franc
The nose is complex and strikes a beautiful balance between fruity notes like bramble berries, cherry Ludens, dried cranberries and red apple skins with earthy ones of pine straw, curry leaf and damp mulch.
The fruit steps forward a bit on a juicy, medium-light bodied palate offers more of that raspberry and blackberry fruit with cranberry and cherry skins. There is a distinct herbal-resinous quality under the fruit and an earthiness is almost musky. Long and fresh with acidity and showing just a little skin tannin, the finish is long and makes you want to take sip after sip.
Producer: Liten Buffel
Region: Seneca Lake AVA
Vineyard: Miles Wine Cellars
Blend: 100% Cabernet Franc
* Review sample provided by the winery