All estate-grown, this cab franc has 12 percent petit verdot added into the blend. Deliciously crisp and bright, with cranberry and pomegranate red fruit flavors. The tannins are stiff and slightly chalky, and the wine finishes with hints of bitter baking chocolate. Give it some good breathing time to soften it 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.