Best Northwest wines of 2015: 20-11

By on December 30, 2015

19. Barrister Winery 2012 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $31

2012_Cab_Franc__10628.1447175387.220.290Barrister 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.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 897 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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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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