Just the second Cabernet Franc since 2003, this is a wonderful wine. It has the power and concentration of the other Spring Valley wines, but with a bit more restraint. Sweetly fruity, with jammy notes of cherry compote and cassis, it's backed with chocolaty tannins and an overriding sense of muscular power.
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.