Nathan Kendall Finger Lakes Cabernet Franc 2019, New York State, USA
Dry red wine, 75cl. Medium bodied 100% Cabernet Franc from New York State, USA. 13.0% ABV. Organic & Vegan
New to the UK. A Finger Lakes Cabernet Franc that drinks like a top Loire Saumur—rich, earthy fruit and velvet tannins that linger. This is absolutely delicious. Natural ferment, 20% whole cluster, 3-4 weeks on skins. 10 months neutral French oak, no fining/filtering
Tasting note from Eric Asimov, New York Times
"Nathan Kendall makes excellent rieslings and pinot noirs west of Seneca Lake...This is his first cabernet franc, and it’s gorgeous. It’s intended to be easygoing, and is lively and energetic, with aromas and flavors of fresh raspberries, flowers and an earthy, chalky undertone. Mr. Kendall bottles it without any additives, so keep it cool and enjoy."
Producer Profile Nathan Kendall
Nathan K wines was founded in 2011 by Finger Lakes (New York) native Nathan Kendall, an internationally trained winemaker with a passion for creating old world style wines using quality grapes and minimal intervention. Nathan's focus is on Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Noir. All lots are carefully sorted, and the pristine fruit then undergoes long spontaneous fermentations. Post fermentation, the wine ages for months on the gross lees to enhance the texture. Wines are then carefully racked, never fined, and gently filtered before bottling. The bottled wines then receive 2-3 years of bottle age to evolve and achieve the best possible expression of the Finger Lakes.