Bloomer Creek Vineyard 2011 Cabernet Franc
Finger Lakes New York Wine
WTF? New York wines? Yup. And this is just about perfect. There is allot to explore in Long Island and New York State wines. I’m totally unfamiliar with this region and was stoked and happy to taste some really winners on my recent trip to NYC. Sampled at Gramercy Tavern … the Bloomer Creek Vineyard, 2011 Cabernet Franc is just about everything you want from a Cab Franc. IMO the vines need a bit more time to mature. But it has all the marking of wanting to be a great wine. Its got backbone, great dark plum fruit color a wonderful cedar and lavender, ripe dark fruit nose and a lingering aftertaste. Where I think it falls short is the middle palette and finish. Its tannins are round and supple. Making the Bloomer easy to drink. Its a great every day wine that pairs will with cheeses, grilled foods, and will stand up to a rib eye steak. Bottle price from $17 – $20 and worth every penny.
If you are familiar with NY State and Long Island wines. Let me know your favorites.
Marc Weisberg is a photographer, educator, chef, former wine buyer, cellar master; and lover of wine. Marc owns and operates a successful Southern California based photography studio, founded in 2001, and is the founder of Wine Photo Workshops. His work is widely published and sought out by luxury brands. Wine Photo Workshops are for photographer-wine-adventurers and image makers. We’ll visit and explore wineries and food destinations throughout the world. Visit with Sommeliers, wine makers, vineyard owners and restauranteurs, with special behind the scenes access. You’ll have the opportunity to learn, make new friends, have fun and raise the bar on your photography skills. Contact Marc by phone 949.494.5084, or email.