50% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot. Each varietal shines, yet the blend overshadows any of the three on their own. Complex, elegant, approachable yet fantastic aging potential. Currently 6.3 g/l TA, 3.61 pH, 0.4% residual sugar and 12.5% alcohol.
This wine displays great Finger Lakes Cabernet Franc character; it is fruit driven with brambles and cherries, a fine balance of graphite minerality. Grippy, fine tannins hold flavors of sour cherry, cranberry, raspberry, and black tea on the palate and help maintain a pleasant, lingering finish.
This thick and opaque wine has a deep ruby color and very complex aromas and flavors; it’s a smooth wine with attitude. The aromas are reminiscent of spice, bourbon barrels, oak, and black and blue fruits (super ripe plums and blueberries) along with an underlying woodsy, mossy, and fresh soil character. It’s a big, broad, and spacious wine with a peppery character along with flavors of sweet oak, toasted coconut, spice, black currant and a touch of serrano pepper, tobacco and smoke. The finish is smooth and lingering.
Saperavi is the primary grape of this wine and it is blended with a touch of the Moldovan grape, Sereksiya Charni. Aromas of black currant, blackberry, sweet oak, spice and smoke follow through beautifully on the palate. There are some nice plum and coconut flavors blended in as well. Silky tannins coat the palate and lead to a very pleasant, long finish. This wine was matured in oak barrels for three full years.
This vintage of Cabernet Franc is dark red, aromatic and complex. It has aromas and flavors reminiscent of ripe red and black berries, cherry, cocoa, bell pepper, graphite, smoke, dust and dry leaves. It is medium bodied, with fine tannins that help the wine linger nicely on the palate. This wine is still very young and the fruit character is still a bit in the background. Open the bottle for at least a few hours if you have the opportunity. Drink now through 2028.
A dry oak aged blend of vinifera and hybrid grapes including Cabernet Franc, Lèon Millot, Saperavi & Sereksiya Charni. It’s soft and velvety in the mouth with excellent fruity character and a smooth finish. This everyday red wine pairs very well with spicy foods, BBQ ribs and red sauces.
This estate grown and produced Chancellor pays tribute to our first vintage of this wine in our inaugural year of 1980. This limited production wine celebrates nearly 50 years of growing grapes in the Finger Lakes. Estate Grown.