This varietal Cabernet Franc comes from Blackrock Vineyard in the Yakima Valley. The notes are light and high toned with dill, vanilla, fresh herbs and dusty cherry. The 40% new American oak drives much of the flavor as well as the tannins, which come off as a bit too aggressive.
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