Intended as a Loire Valley-style Cab Franc, this can't suppress its roundly fruity core. Cherries and herbs, a hint of roasted tomato, plenty of acid and some pretty baking spices pile on the details. An interesting wine, though ageability is hard to predict.
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.