Sunday, January 03, 2010

Eagle Crest Cabernet Franc 2007

Eagle Crest Vineyards was originally founded as O-Neh-Da Vineyard in 1872 by Bishop Bernard McQuaid. Its mission was to produce 100% pure grape wine for sacramental use.

Today, O-Neh-Da Vineyard remains the oldest operating winery in the New World, dedicated to making valid and licit sacramental wine for all faiths.

Eagle Crest Vineyards was created to sustain operations of O-Neh-Da. The cost of premium sacramental wine production is offset by the direct sale of artisan-crafted Finger Lakes Table Wine throughout New York State and beyond. Made exclusively from Finger Lakes-grown grapes, Eagle Crest wines are pure grape wines priced for daily enjoyment. IN fact, Eagle Crest can be found in more than forty wine shops and liquor stores throughout the Finger Lakes and Central New York regions as a wine for everyday drinking.

Rooted in over 135 years of wine-making experience on Hemlock Lake, Eagle Crest Vineyards produces balanced, natural wine to compliment daily life.

I first met the folks at the Desmond event in December.

Eagle Crest Cabernet Franc 2007 is a nice, medium bodied red. The color is a garnet colored wine. As promised, the red raspberries, coffee and cocoa come through. The wine is nicely balanced, and has solid tannins and a nice touch of oak. It's a nice red, great to have with food and very drinkable.

This is a very nice Cab Franc.