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92 • Pollak Vineyards 2009 Estate Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Monticello $30.
Rich raspberry pie, roasted pepper and chocolate pudding aromas with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy pickling spice, lemon pepper, dried leaf, and spiced apple accented finish. A lively and engaging red that will be great with Latin flank steaks. (tasted on Aug-22-2011)
89 • Grande River Vineyards 2008 Cabernet Franc, Grand Valley $14.99. Best Buy.
Aromas of sour cherries, mulberries, spiced walnuts, and pink peppercorns with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium body and an earthy, tangy, cranberry, cocoa, nut, dried leaf and chalk accented finish. Nice complexity, terroir, and table friendliness. (tasted on Oct-03-2011)
86 • Glenora 2009 Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes $16.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Aromas of berries, cocoa nuts and clay with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy baked green apple and earth accented finish. A nice table wine. (tasted on Oct-15-2011)