This pure Cabernet Franc was barrel-aged for 21 months in 30% new French oak. That barrel toast stands out, along with flavors of tart berries, hints of green fruit and earthy tannins. Aeration is a good idea for this young wine.
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.