Our first vintage of this wine was in 1999 and the blend has remained nearly the same throughout the years. While each component is clearly recognizable and enjoyable in the blend, their combination on the palate is simply divine.
A blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot all grown on the McGregor Vineyard estate.
Aromatically, this wine is reminiscent of blackberry, ripe cherries and plums, and has an earthy side filled with leather, smokiness, and graphite. It is medium bodied on the palate and its flavors tilt toward red fruit (cherry and raspberry), smoke, tobacco and a touch of anise. Grippy, fine tannins linger on the tongue with a very subtle background oaky character.
This vintage is fruit driven yet earthy. It has aromas and flavors of raspberry, black cherry, plum along with hints of cedar and dust. The oak barrel influences are nuanced and the tannins are beautifully integrated in the wine lending to a very smooth and pleasant finish.
This blend is our homage to the exquisite wines of Bordeaux but we craft the blend with the Finger Lakes in mind. Every vintage of Rob Roy Red utilizes Cabernet Franc as the workhorse of the blend since this is clearly one of the most promising red wine grapes we grow in this region. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot provide the background and nuanced complexity.
The presentation is smooth and the flavors mingle beautifully with the influences of the oak barrels. The wine has fruit driven aromas and flavors of cherries, blackberries and strawberries combined with sweet oak, spice, black tea and hints of forest floor.
This vintage has fruit driven aromas such as cherries, blackberries and strawberries combined with spice black tea and hints of forest floor. Rob Roy Red is very smooth and palate filling and the aromatics blend well with the oak barrel influences.
Very fine tannins sit and linger on a very pleasant finish. Cabernet Franc is the workhorse of the blend with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot providing background and nuanced complexity.