This young winery on Candy Mountain near Richland, Wash., continues to improve, and their latest Cab Franc is a good example of that. It may not appeal to hardcore Francophiles because there are very few herbaceous tones, but there’s a wealth of bright red fruit, spice and barrel notes. Aromas include cherry juice, clove, black peppercorn and cedar, and there’s a plummy approach to the palate with fresh cranberry acidity. Low tannins allow for a tasty finish of coffee and Milk Duds.
Production: 98 cases