Our Cabernet Franc is softer and fruitier than our Cabernet Sauvignon and its earthier character consists of tastes and aromas of cherry, blackberry and vanilla with an herbal, white pepper and bramble fruit aroma. The tannins are soft and gentle, and the finish is smooth with a rounded palate.
Picked at optimal ripeness and then gently crushed, retaining 20% whole berries during its fermentation for 10-14 days. During post fermentation, the free run is drained off into oak barriques for up to 14months and is closely checked and racked on a quarterly basis.
|a wonderful partner to herbed poultry, roasted or grilled, small game and fowl and red sauce pasta dishes.Best when served at approximately 63° F.
|During the 1980’s, Sam Rubin ventured to eastern Long Island and acquired what has since become the beautiful Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard ("BHFV”). Sam, a lifelong farmer and naturalist, began to till the soil, the basis for all great wines, using only organic compost and other natural ingredients. This approach, the acquisition of fine French vines, the rather hospitable climate of the region, along with his vision and hard work, remain the foundation for BHFV’s rather exceptional wine. We still only use natural fertilizer and we do not use herbicides (we merely turn the weeds right back into our soil to enrich it). We believe this all shows up in the flavorful taste and wonderful aroma of our grapes and in turn, our wine.