Cabernet Franc is one of my favorite wines.  Especially New York Cab Franc.  There is just something about it that turns me on more so than a Cab Franc from CA.

This 2008 Millbrook New York State Cabernet Franc is a blend of  82% Cabernet Franc, 13% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.  It was harvested mid October with a brix of 22.5.  It spent 11 months in oak and 1500 cases were bottle in September 2009.

The first initial aroma I received from this wine was one of wet tobacco. Then as the wine was swirled aromas of black raspberry filled the glass with hints of cigar and spice. 

The palate was filled with red berry fruit and juicy plum. There was hints of black pepper on the mid palate but that was just an preview for the finish which was bursting with spice and plum.

This will definitely go well with a grilled flank steak!