55% Cabernet Franc, 35% Lemberger, 10% Pinot Noir from the Finger Lakes AVA, New York. Sustainably farmed.
HISTORY: Sedimentary rock formed during the Devonian Period - a chapter of geological history in the Finger Lakes, is the foundation of the soils on which our grapes are grown. The goal with our Devonian Series is to produce wines that are intriguing, fruit forward and approachable. Year in and year out, our Devonian Red, a medium-bodied dry red, is quite delicious and a great value!
ABOUT: Up to and including present day, and without any plans to change, both the Devonian Red and White are kept as non-vintage for simplicity's sake. Anthony Road has always defined the Devonian Series as being separate from their premier line by being the winemaker's choice as to which varietals to blend and in what percentages, in a given year (though the red has always been cabernet franc-dominant). Even though the wines are blends of grapes of the same vintage (and therefore a single-vintage wine) by keeping these wines labeled as NV, it allows Anthony Road to bottle a couple of times per year to keep up with demand.
VINIFICATION: Fermented in stainless steel, with select varietals aged in oak.
TASTING NOTES: Medium bodied, dry red wine. Aromas of Ripe Plum and Black Cherries, with hints of Raspberry & Black Pepper. The palate is soft & bright, w/ notes of Raspberry and Cherry, leading to a softly mineral inflected, clean finish.
FOOD PAIRING: Burgers, BBQ, Sirloin, Tuna Steak, Roasted Eggplant, Portabello Mushroom, Roast Poultry, Snacks.