Earthy with a strong herbal component, this Cabernet Franc is mostly sourced from Yakima Valley fruit. It looks and feels older than its vintage, with bricking around the perimeter and fruit that is well past primary freshness. Drink up.
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.