Cloudlift Cellars 2014 Lucy Rosé of Cabernet Franc, Yakima Valley, $14

By on May 7, 2016

cloudlift-cellars-lucy-rose-cabernet-franc-2014-bottleBest Buy! Sodo vintner Tom Stangeland worked with Wise Brothers Vineyard high in Washington’s Rattlesnake Hills on this Cabernet Franc specifically to pair with salmon. He made it as a tribute to Provence, light in color with delicate aromas of dusty strawberry and dried Rainier cherry. The structure brings crushed cherries and white strawberry flavors, leading to finish of black currant skin. That bit of grip in the finish allows it to work with oily salmon or lightly grilled meats, and it’s available at a bargain price from the Lucile Street winery.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 148 cases

Alcohol: 13.4%

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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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