Macari Cabernet Franc Reserve 2014

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Macari Cabernet Franc Reserve 2014

SKU 05436


Our 2014 Cabernet Franc is bursting with notes of strawberry, cherry, and fresh herbs. With a lively freshness of red fruits on the palate, this wine is medium bodied, has layers of flavors, and a long, persistent finish. We love this grape! 100% estate fruit from the Macari family farm in Mattituck.
Category Red Wine
Region United States, New York, North Fork of Long Island
Brand Macari
Alcohol/vol 13.6%
  • we92

Wine EnthusiastEditors' Choice. This stunning red was a favorite amidst a strong line up of North Fork Cabernet Franc. There's a purity of black cherry and plum flavors here, but also meandering veins of animal, earth and herb that feel a bit savage and wild. Crisply composed, it finishes with delicate whispers of anise and cinnamon. Ready to drink now but should improve through 2024.

Anna Lee Iijima, November 1, 2017
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Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Cabernet Franc Reserve was aged for 19 months in French oak (almost all used). It comes in at 13.6% alcohol and was sourced from 21and 22-year-old vines. Light and easy, this doesn't show much in the way of mid-palate concentration, but it gets the Cab Franc grape just right, showing some of those typical green olive nuances, without going overboard into off-putting veggie territory. Add a touch of cream (from oak) that dissipates quickly, reasonable structure and a fresh, lively feel and this becomes a pleasing house pour. It can be drunk easily now, but it should also improve over the next six to 12 months.

Mark Squires, April 28, 2017
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Wine SpectatorLight-bodied, with tomato leaf and savory notes holding the upper hand over modest cherry and pomegranate flavors. Drink now. 736 cases made.

James Molesworth, 2017