William Church Winery 2013 Tres Bien Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $36

By on April 21, 2016

william-church-cab-francThis small producer in Woodinville’s warehouse district has a well-earned reputation for distinctive red wines, and the quality of this Cab Franc further burnishes that renown. It opens with aromas of luscious chocolate syrup, a hint of toasted oak and ample dark fruit, particularly blackberry and black currant. On the palate, it reveals flavors of olive, black licorice, plum and caramel, with classic crushed dried herbs in the background. This won a gold medal at the 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 164 cases

Alcohol: 14.2%

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