In the Haida (native American) language, Qo-ne means friend. This Cab Franc-dominated red blend is friendly enough, with sappy red berry fruit punching through the slightly herbal tannins. It's a solid, middle of the road version of Washington Cab Franc, showing the tannic side of the grape, but also its plummy fruit and hints of cinnamon spice.
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.