There is no varietal specificity to be found in this 100% Cabernet Franc. A wine labeled Barrel Select brings certain expectations, which this fails to meet. It's thin and herbal, with stemmy tannins and only a bare suggestion of black cherry fruit.
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.