2016 Dr. Konstantin Frank Cabernet Franc Finger Lakes USA
The 2016 Cabernet Franc was aged for 18 months in well-used French oak. It comes in at 13.3% alcohol. This puts it all together in most respects—concentration, structure and smooth, sensual texture. Powerfully built for such an inexpensive wine, it is also one in need of some time to develop. The one thing missing here is the expression of fruit. The olives aren't there. It doesn't have a lot of black fruits, either. Or, at least if they are, they are not rising above the wood just now (used wood—this is not drenched in vanilla). A year or two of cellaring may change that conclusion. Let's be a little conservative just now. A super value either way, this isn't going to be a simple sipper—it needs food.
89 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate