Cab Franc is often a high point in lineups of red wines from the Rogue Valley, but this one misses the mark. A sweaty nose gets it off to a rough start, and the flavors of stems and green tannins do nothing to help the tart generic fruit. It might slip comfortably into a flight of budget Bordeaux from a cool year.
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.