Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2010 Destiny Ridge Vineyard Wild One Cabernet Franc, Horse Heaven Hills, $42

By on May 15, 2013

Washington wineCabernet Franc is No. 3 in importance amid red Bordeaux varieties, both in Washington and its native France, and we continue to see more consumer interest in the grape as greater versions are made. This vineyard-designated version from Jarrod Boyle uses estate grapes from the Horse Heaven Hills. It opens with aromas of dry Royal cherry, muscovado sugar, chocolate and a touch of herbaciousness. On the palate, it reveals flavors of dark purple fruit, a touch of oak and a sprinkle of cocoa. It’s all backed with solid tannins. Drink it soon with a grilled steak, veggie lasagna or mushroom and black olive pizza.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 117 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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