Producer: Galen Glen Winery
Region: Lehigh Valley AVA
Blend: 100% cabernet franc
ABV: 13%
Price: $20*

* Review sample provided by the winery

Galen Glen Vineyard 2017 Stone Cellar Cabernet Franc

Galen Glen Vineyard 2017 Stone Cellar Cabernet Franc

90 points

Juicy, fresh and unmistakably cabernet franc, this unoaked example from the Lehigh Valley AVA starts with fresh red raspberries on the nose with layers of woodsy herbs and some faint floral qualities.

Fresh and framed by acidity rather than tannin, there is a pure, just-crushed quality to the fruit flavors – raspberry again but also some blackberry – with more savory herbs and a dusting of cocoa powder. The finish is long and fresh. This is the kind of wine I like to drink as summer becomes fall.

About Author

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. After running that site -- which became the premier source for independent New York wine commentary, reviews and news -- for 12 years, he launched in late 2016 to add the wines of Virginia, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Vermont and beyond to his beat. Lenn currently serves as the wine columnist for The Suffolk Times weekly newspaper and is the former editor of the Long Island Wine Gazette. He contributes or has contributed to publications like Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Beverage Media, Edible Brooklyn, Edible East End and Edible Hudson Valley. Lenn served on the board of directors for Drink Local Wine, and is the creator and founder of TasteCamp, an annual regional wine immersion conference for writers and trade. An admitted riesling and cabernet franc fanatic, he’s intensely passionate about eating 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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