Dusted Valley Vintners 2010 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $42

By on May 15, 2013

Washington wineCan Cab Franc be great? No doubt, whether it’s in its native Bordeaux or here in Washington state. This is a great example of variety, which has Merlot (18%) and Petit Verdot (2%) blended for complexity. It opens with aromas of malted milk ball, fresh thyme, dried basil, black cherry and raspberry. On the palate, it offers flavors of blackberry, green peppercorn and sweet herbs. It’s a rich and rewarding wine with terrific length. This already has earned a unanimous double gold at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition in January.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 240 cases

Alcohol: 14.7

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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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