Benmarl Winery 2010 Ridge Road Estate Cabernet Franc

Posted December 27, 2012 by Lenn Thompson in Regions

Toasty oak and caramel candy mask red raspberry and peppery spice aromas on the nose.

Lacks fruit on the palate as well — tasting far older than it is. Medium-full body, dominated by oak and Werther’s Originals flavors. Ripe, medium-intensity tannins bring nice structure, but the oak influence is just too strong here.

Not a very good value at $28, although it’s great to see more estate-grown cabernet franc in the Hudson River Region AVA.

Producer: Benmarl Winery
AVA: New York
ABV: 13%
Price: $28*


(2 out of 5, Average)