Kitzke Cellars 2009 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $29

By on March 26, 2013

KitzkeCellarsThis young winery on Candy Mountain near Richland, Wash., continues to improve, and their latest Cab Franc is a good example of that. It may not appeal to hardcore Francophiles because there are very few herbaceous tones, but there’s a wealth of bright red fruit, spice and barrel notes. Aromas include cherry juice, clove, black peppercorn and cedar, and there’s a plummy approach to the palate with fresh cranberry acidity. Low tannins allow for a tasty finish of coffee and Milk Duds.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 98 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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