North Fork of Long Island, New York
Paumanok Cabernet Franc is a beautiful red wine gem from the North Fork of Long Island in New York. Family owner and winemaker Kareem Massoud visited Wine Gems in January 2016 to taste a number of his wines, and this Cabernet Franc was one of two standouts from a very impressive portfolio. This new 2014 vintage has not yet been reviewed, but Mark Squires for Robert Parker's Wine Advocate rated the 2013 vintage 89 points. We like this one even better!
Paumanok Cabernet Franc offers aromas of bramble fruit, herbs, flowers and spice. Medium-bodied with firm tannins, black fruit and cherry flavors. 79% Cabernet Franc, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Merlot. It was aged in neutral French oak for 12 months.
Paumanok Cabernet Franc is a beautiful food wine. Enjoy it over the next 4-6 years with poultry, game and mild cheeses.