Gamache Vintners 2011 Estate Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $27

By on April 30, 2014

gamache-vintners-cabernet-franc-bottleThe Gamache brothers grow their grapes in Basin City, Wash., north of the Tri-Cities, but their tasting room is in Prosser’s Vintners Village. The gorgeous deep garnet color hints at some influence of Syrah, but it’s 100% Cab Franc. A charming nose of bittersweet chocolate, dark cherry, blueberry, sage and old leather leads to flavors of Montmorency cherry, pomegranate, cola and blackberry, backed by dusty tannins and bright acidity. Suggested pairings include pork, Mediterranean recipes and cheese.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 497 cases

Alcohol: 14.2%

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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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