Tucked away in Wurtsboro, NY is Bashakill Vineyards.  Paul and I stopped there on our way to Bethel Woods to see a concert in August and came home with a bottle of 2009 Bashakill Coyote.

This is a young Cabernet Sauvignon that is 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc and aged in American oak for 10 months.  This is a wine that needs to age for at least another year or so.

The wine had wicked color.  I realize it looks more inky but held up to the light it was garnet red.

The bouquet was a bit herbaceous with menthol and hints of a barnyard and wood.  As I tasted the wine, I got sour cherry with hints of tobacco.  My favorite is on the finish, thanks to the Cabernet Franc…..soft white pepper.

I think there is more potential for this wine if it’s left to age for at least another year in the bottle.  Unfortunately we only purchased one bottle.  So if you have one in your cellar, hold on and open it next year and tell me your thoughts.