This is the first varietally-designated Cab Franc from Va Piano's estate vineyard. The blend includes 20% Merlot, and the fruit mix of both red and blue berries is delightful. Brown spices and a textural midpalate add to the pleasure. The finish carries appropriate hints of herb and stem.
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.