The OLD BRIDGE
At every price level, an outstanding selection of wines chosen by John Hoskins MW
SERIOUS DRY REDS
2013 CABERNET FRANC, Seneca Lake, Red Hook Winery. Finger Lakes, USA
Alcohol Percentage: 12.3%
Area: The Finger Lakes are north east of New York. Long considered an 'up and coming' area, it's finally making the big time.
Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Franc, matured in 70% old wood, 15% new French oak and 15% new Hungarian oak
Producer: Red Hook Wine Co really are based in urban Brooklyn (created in 2008). It's an ultra cool set-up, as you would expect, and attracts a number of hipster-ish tourists. But they are doing a great job, pulling in grapes from various sources and raising the bar for east coast wines. Winemaker for this one is the renowned Abe Schoener
Old Bridge Rating: Wow - only 12.3% and yet flavoursome and fun. This is no skinny, self-conscious too-too-modern red - as has suddenly become the trend. It's delicate, under-stated but at the same time charming and entirely delicious
£36.10 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£34.20 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles
10% discount on Un-Mixed Cases.