Tucannon Cellars 2012 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $35

By on August 15, 2016

tucannon-cellars-cabernet-franc-2012-bottlePhil Warren continues to make friends among those touring the slopes of Red Mountain, and this example of Cabernet Franc is rather friendly, too. Some examples of this Bordeaux variety offer an abundance of leafy herbal tones, but his blended barrel program of French (25%) and American presents aromas of sweet herbs, cassis, dark raspberry and green peppercorns. It’s a bright and juicy drink with more dark red fruit tones, suave tannins, cinnamon bark and blueberry in the finish.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 200 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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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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