Barking Frog Winery 2009 Crawford Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington, $28

By on December 1, 2013

barking-frog-winery-logo-squareRon Helbig makes wine within Oregon’s Yamhill-Carlton appellation, but he relies on Washington to grow the grapes for his big reds. Heady aromas of plum, black cherry, chocolate-raspberry sauce, brown sugar, espresso and savory herbs set the stage for a bold drink of cherries and cassis. The cocoa powder tannin structure rubs on the roof of the palate, there’s acidity to age and added complexity of cola and mint in the finish. These wines now are available on Amazon.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 125 cases

Alcohol: 14.9%

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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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