Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Why Wine: Joeshico Wine Review; Ravines Wine Cellars Cabernet Franc 2007

There comes a time when you believe that a certain wine just can't get any better. I hope I never get to that point in my lifetime. I don't hide the fact that in the past two years I have fallen in love with wines from the Finger Lakes region of New York. I have my favorite Finger Lakes wineries and my favorite Finger Lakes wines. It seems that many times I taste a new wine and just have to add it to a long growing list of favorites. Such is the case today!
When first tasting this wine, it was, in today's vernacular, 'OMG.' Cabernet Franc is not supposed to be this good. I have been tasting more Cab/Franc this past year than any other red and although I had some that were very good, I would not have ever thought it can get much better.
It has!
Tonight I dug into my modest wine vault and found a Ravines Wine Cellars, Cabernet Franc 2007.
Cab Francs are not one of my favorite reds, but I find them very nice to sip on while fooling around on the net. The Ravines Cab Franc has made a huge jump in my list of best reds.
I get a lot of pomegranate with some cherry and a little spice or pepper on the nose with a little soil, which makes the aroma a bit suspect. Thought maybe, just another Cab/Franc.
In the mouth though, this wine turned to sure delight. It exploded with a fruit forward cherry, pomegranate, currant and a hint of pepper and finished long and silky smooth.
I can picture this with just about any food, from pizza to pheasant under glass. A little mild sausage on a pizza would be were I'd want it or with a well baked three meat Lasagna.
Found at only $16, so...
Take it from an amateur wine love...Great Buy!

1 comment:

The Wine Whore said...

I love the feeling of discovering a new wine that blows my mind... especially when I didn't think it could get any better than my previous favorite!

Maybe it's just because it is almost lunch time and I am starving, but your food suggestions are making me salivate!

What do you think it is about the Finger Lakes region that makes this particular bottle taste so good?