Cabernet Franc builds upon following as ‘third Bordeaux’

By on May 15, 2016

Dusted Valley Vintners 2013 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $42

dusted-valley-cabernet-franc-2013-bottleA collection of some of Washington’s premier vineyards – Dionysus, Elephant Mountain, Olsen and StoneTree – go in this bottling that’s a street-legal Cabernet Franc but with significant contributions from Merlot (20%), Petit Verdot (3%) and Malbec (2%). Aromas include hints of herbs de Provence, cherry tobacco, white chocolate and damp cement, followed by an easy drink of ripe Rainier cherry and chocolate-covered orange peel. Pleasing cranberry juice acidity and nicely managed tannins make for nice length.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 250 cases

Alcohol: 14.9%

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