Leah Jørgensen Cellars 2014 Clos Rogue Valley Reserve Cabernet Franc, Southern Oregon, $50

By on May 30, 2017

Portland vintner Leah Jorgensen continues to grow her following by producing several expressions of Cabernet Franc from the Rogue Valley. Sundown Vineyard is a Salmon-Safe site planted in 1999 and managed by the Moore family of Quail Run Vineyards acclaim, and this collaboration leads to a showy Cab Franc. Sweet cherry, blueberry and dusty raspberry aromas include just a hint of dried herbs. Inside, it’s vibrant and refreshing as boysenberry and cassis take the lead on the palate. There’s a pleasing overlay of oak that makes for a nicely balanced finish of milk chocolate, black currant, Graham cracker crust and black pepper. Suggested pairings include pan-seared trout with fennel, roasted chicken with herbs, mushroom-based dishes and a wide variety of pungent cheeses.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 67 cases

Alcohol: 14.8%

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