Cabernet Franc shows some good potential in Southern Oregon, though more density would bring the wines closer to the better examples from California. A hint of leather underlies red berry fruit and brown spices. It spent 18 months in 100% French oak.
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: email@example.com.