Blaufränkisch (blau-FRONK-ish) wines have aromas of dark ripe cherries and dark berries, are spicy, have medium tannin levels with good acidity.
Now available by the glass at the Confectionery, Red Tail Ridge’s 2010 Blaufränkisch is a wonderful offering from this rare varietal.
Red Tail Ridge is a family-owned winery in the Northwest Seneca Lake area of the Finger Lakes. They are the first winery in New York State to receive LEED gold certification for their efforts in sustainable farming.
While the bulk of Red Tail Ridge’s production is Riesling, the winemakers have had success in experimenting with small plots of Blaufränkisch.
The pet-friendly Red Tail Ridge Tasting Room is open throughout the year for visitors.
Visit their website for more information.