Northwest Totem Cellars 2010 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $39

By on May 14, 2016

northwest-totem-cellars-cabernet-franc-2010-bottleMike Sharadin’s work with venerable Sagemoor Vineyard fruit offers the underlying complexity of crushed herbs, cassis and dried Montmorency cherry that Francophiles particularly embrace. The nose also offers lightly toasted filbert skin, boysenberry, molasses and baseball card bubblegum flour. Inside, the structure provides plenty of grip that joins with pomegranate juicy for a finish that screams out for pork ribs or meatloaf.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 140 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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