Mosquito Fleet Winery 2014 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $32

By on May 31, 2018

Dineen Vineyards in the Yakima Valley’s Rattlesnake Hills is well into its second decade as a grower for some of the Washington state’s top boutique wineries, and Brian Petersen continues his success with Clone 214 Cabernet Franc. There’s a dustiness to the nose of ground savory, cherry, plum, black pepper and lime peel. The hallmark of this bottling is the superb tannin management, which allows for long and full enjoyment of the bold plum and Bing cherry flavors that’s capped with a hint of pepperoni. This earned a gold medal at the 2018 Capital Food and Wine Festival Wine Competition, marking the second such award for Mosquito Fleet’s work with the variety in the past three vintages.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 125 cases

Alcohol: 13.7%

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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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