Spicy almost to a fault, this Cab Franc, sourced from the excellent Boushey vineyard, is structured along varietal lines, with sharp, earthy tannins, strong coffee flavors, spice and herbs in place of sweet berry flavors. The tannins are powerful but well-managed, with a smooth polish. Some heat in the finish.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.