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Lamoreaux Landing T23 Cabernet Franc 2013

External Review by Prestige Wine & Spirits:

The 2013 Cabernet Franc T 23 comes in at 13.15% alcohol and 4.56 grams per liter of residual sugar (not too high; it still shows dry). Light in color, this has classic Cab Fran aromatics, but there isn’t much of a mid-palate and it is ultimately rather straightforward. The color is light, as is the wine. The tannins are nominal. However, the texture is caressing and makes the wine rather sensual. It tastes great and it can be a nice house pour. Drink it young as it likely won’t reward long aging. There were 569 cases produced.

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Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars:
Mark Wagner founded Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars and has consistently produced award-winnning wines with his own grapes since the 1990 vintage. Mark's family has been in the Seneca Lake grape business since the time of his great grandfather, and since the 1940s has produced vitis labrusca and French-American hybrid grapes for sale to big wine producers like Taylor and Widmer. As the giants be... Read more
Mark Wagner founded Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars and has consistently produced award-winnning wines with his own grapes since the 1990 vintage. Mark's family has been in the Seneca Lake grape business since the time of his great grandfather, and since the 1940s has produced vitis labrusca and French-American hybrid grapes for sale to big wine producers like Taylor and Widmer. As the giants began to stumble and estate wineries emerged in the wake of the Farm Winery Act of 1976, Mark took over the family business in 1978 and shifted the emphasis of the family farm to cultivating premium vitis vinifera grapes to supply the budding new wineries. Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars was the logical culmination of generations of grape-growing knowledge and decades of Mark's viticultural experience. The soaring Greek Revival building, which was designed by Ithacan native Bruce Corson, opened on August 30, 1992, and offers visitors unparalleled views of more than 25 miles of water on Seneca Lake. Lamoreaux Landing is aptly named after a 19th century steamboat landing on Seneca Lake, and the pilings from this dock can still be seen below the vineyards down on the lake. However, this connection to the deep waters of Seneca Lake extends way beyond a geographical namesake or signature view. In the winter months, radiant heat from the lake insulates nearby vineyards, protecting the vines even on the coldest days when the air temperature in the region drops below zero degrees Farenheit, which is cold enough to kill delicate European vines like Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Merlot. The original vineyards are planted on lands recognized as far back as the 1800s as ideal for grape cultivation. Superior soil content, gently sloping hills, unusual prevailing wind patterns, ample sunlight, and proximity to the deep waters of Seneca Lake are all important ingredients that contribute to the production of Lamoreaux Landing's premium estate-bottled wines. Read less

Member Reviews for Lamoreaux Landing T23 Cabernet Franc

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Snooth User: Strumerika
27901285
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 06/27/2009

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Philip James
112,574
2.50 5
Vintage: 2006 10/13/2007

Steel aged. Mint and cherry, very light with low tannins. Easy drinking, but a bit too light. Actually, seems that the Finger Lakes region only produces light Cab Franc's. Tasted at the winery.


External Reviews for Lamoreaux Landing T23 Cabernet Franc

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
08/03/2015

The 2013 Cabernet Franc T 23 comes in at 13.15% alcohol and 4.56 grams per liter of residual sugar (not too high; it still shows dry). Light in color, this has classic Cab Fran aromatics, but there isn’t much of a mid-palate and it is ultimately rather straightforward. The color is light, as is the wine. The tannins are nominal. However, the texture is caressing and makes the wine rather sensual. It tastes great and it can be a nice house pour. Drink it young as it likely won’t reward long aging. There were 569 cases produced.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
02/04/2015

Light and fresh, with a tobacco leaf note draping over breezy cherry and raspberry fruit. Clean, easy finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
02/04/2015

Touches of sage and tarragon breathe freshness into succulent red cherry and berry aromas on this rich, full-bodied Cabernet Franc. The palate shows off pure, pristine red fruit, jolted by a shock of cranberry acidity and a lingering wet-granite finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 10/08/2013

This attractive red has classic scents of franc — tanned leather, capsicum and sweet red cherry. The flavors are focused on darker plum, with a vinous, bark-like accent and texture that feels balanced.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 08/22/2013

I actually love both the Cab Francs from Lamoreaux Landing, but the T23 gets special recognition for its unoaked, fruit-driven style that stands apart from many of the more traditional herbal and spicy examples from around the Finger Lakes. This wine is a terrific alternative to Beaujolais or a Spanish Garnacha, and makes an excellent picnic red.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

Of Mark Wagnerrsquo;s red varieties, Cabernet Franc manages better than do (their very small lots of) Pinot Noir or Merlot to balance the toast, cocoa, and tannin imparted by the barrel, but his avowedly ldquo;unoakedrdquo; 2007 Cabernet Franc T23 fares best of all. Scented with fresh black berry and cedar, it bursts in the mouth with fresh black fruit juices spiced with sassafras and nutmeg, and finishes with exuberant, overtly fruity persistence. The track record shows that this will be lovely to follow over at least the next 2ndash;3 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

Of Mark Wagner's red varieties, Cabernet Franc manages better than do (their very small lots of) Pinot Noir or Merlot to balance the toast, cocoa, and tannin imparted by the barrel, but his avowedly "unoaked" 2007 Cabernet Franc T23 fares best of all. Scented with fresh black berry and cedar, it bursts in the mouth with fresh black fruit juices spiced with sassafras and nutmeg, and finishes with exuberant, overtly fruity persistence. The track record shows that this will be lovely to follow over at least the next 2-3 years.


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