Friday, December 13, 2013

Salmon Run 2007 Meritage, Finger Lakes

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Salmon Run is the value line of wines from Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars in the Finger Lakes region of New York. For us, anything associated with Dr. Frank, a true wine pioneer, is sure to please.

Upon uncorking this lovely Bordeaux style blend, there was a huge rush of fragrant berry bouquet. In Green Dragon’s words, “it has a huge nose.” I don’t think she was talking about me…

In the glass this is a deep raspberry red color. The first few sips had noticeable tannins. Happily these smoothed out nicely into a great glass of wine. This is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

On the palate there are berries galore with a nice shot of currant flavor. The fruit flavors never overpower and flavor notes of earth blend are woven throughout. Dr. Frank’s top end wines are worth it – but this Salmon Run ripples with great taste.

This was purchased at the winery for a paltry $14 and has been in my cellar for a couple years. Just like hungry bears look forward to the salmon run each year, we look forward to each bottle of Salmon Run, knowing it will delivery tasty goodness at a price that’s easy to swallow.

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