Auclair Winery 2013 Artz Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Red Mountain, $42

By on August 12, 2016

auclair-winery-artz-vineyard-cabernet-franc-2013-labelWoodinville vintner Charlie Auclair bottles a Right Bank-style blend, but he also offers a bright, standalone expression of Cabernet Franc from historic Artz Vineyard on Red Mountain. It captures much of what Francophiles seek, opening with aromas of sweet herbs and sage with black cherry, cinnamon, blueberry pie and potting soil earthiness. There’s a bright richness to the palate with a delicious entry of black cherry and Marionberry. Easy tannins and vanilla keep the finish focused on fruit, rather than herbal tones.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 95 cases

Alcohol: 14.6%

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