Northwest Totem Cellars 2009 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $36

By on April 16, 2015

northwest-totem-cellars-logoWoodinville vintner Mike Sharadin considers Cabernet Franc as his favorite grape, and this expression from his fifth commercial vintage continues to show delicious and savory expression. The nose carries pleasing toast with blueberry, milk chocolate, rosemary and porcini mushroom earthiness. Flavors of boysenberry and plum lead to a nice slaty approach of tannin, red currant acidity and sweet herbs in the finish. It received a silver medal at the 2015 Capital Food and Wine Festival Competition in connection with the St. Martin’s University Alumni Association.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 110 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%

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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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