19. Barrister Winery 2012 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $31
Barrister has built its reputation on a firm foundation of Cabernet Franc, and the 2012 vintage adds to the legacy. Van cherries and ripe blackberries parade lush flavors and aromas across the palate, with subtle leafy notes showing off its 85% Cabernet Franc. Hints of the 15% Cabernet Sauvignon arrive in the finish, with deep yet soft blueberry skin tannins edged by subtle minerality.
Production: 897 cases