Cloudlift Cellars 2010 Ascent Cabernet Franc, Horse Heaven Hills, $24

By on June 12, 2013

washington wineThis boutique Seattle winery is owned and operated by master woodworker Tom Stangeland, whose philosophy is to craft wines of balance and elegance. This Cab Franc includes a bit of Merlot, which helps to lift the fruit a bit. It opens with aromas of slate, Cherry Garcia and clove, followed by flavors of blueberry, oak, pomegranate and cranberry. It’s all backed with mild, approachable tannins.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 60 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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